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Assistant Professor in Economic Sociology

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Department of Sociology


Assistant Professor in Economic Sociology


Salaries will be on the appropriate salary scale and will be commensurate with experience, taking into account pay equity within the Department.

The salary scale starts at £55,974 per annum (pay award pending) and the salary scale can be found on the LSE website  


The post will commence in September 2020.


The Department of Sociology at LSE seeks to hire an outstanding Assistant Professor to add to our internationally renowned, innovative and publicly engaged faculty. The post holder will be expected to contribute to the department's teaching on its MSc in Economy, Risk and Society as well as on other relevant undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and to develop a high-quality research record in the area of economic sociology, broadly defined.


The successful candidate will need to have a completed, or nearly completed, a PhD in sociology or a relevant social science field by the post start date; a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications; proven ability as evidenced by existing publications, or potential to publish in top journals or with a leading academic press in sociology; and a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications. Expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative social science research methods and the ability to teach on the Department’s MSc course in Economy, Risk and Society as well as on other relevant undergraduate and postgraduate courses is also required.


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.


For further information about the Department of Sociology, please visit our website



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 collegial faculty 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 www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. 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 l.m.lawrence@lse.ac.uk


The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 14th October, 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.