Assistant Professor in Political Science and Public Policy

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Assistant Professor in Political Science and Public Policy


Salary is no less than £61,446 per annum inclusive. The salary scale can be found on the LSE website.


Based in the Department of Government, the post holder will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high quality teaching as instructed by the Head of Department, and participating in the School and wider Department activities.


We are recruiting a new career-track Assistant Professor in Political Science with expertise and research interest in Public Policy and Administration. Candidates should have strong research and teaching interests in Political Science.  We are open to all methodological approaches.      


Candidates must have an emerging research record and trajectory in political science, evidenced by existing publications, or potential to publish in top journals. The successful candidates should have, or be close to obtaining (by 1 September 2024), a PhD in political science. The post is expected to commence in September 2024. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills. Candidates are expected to lead, and contribute to, the departmental undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in public policy and administration.


The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.


 In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme with personal reward options, generous research leave (sabbatical) entitlement, a world-class research environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document , job description and the person specification.


To apply for this post, please go to If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email  


The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 October 2023 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview and to present their research in November 2023.



Assistant Professor in Political Science and Public Policy