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Assistant Professor in International Social and Public Policy

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Department of Social Policy


Assistant Professor in International Social and Public Policy


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


Following recent growth in student numbers on its BSc and MSc degree programmes, the Department seeks a talented individual keen to help it further develop its renowned strengths in social and public policy.


Candidates should have expertise and research interests in the relationship between international development and social policy, and the ability to bring insights from development studies (or related subjects) to the field of international social and public policy. Candidates should have a completed PhD (or be close to obtaining one) in social and public policy or a related area by the post start date. They must have a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications, plus proven ability or potential to publish in top journals or with leading book publishers. Also required is a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications, together with the ability to establish an international reputation. Candidates must have the ability to teach core and specialist courses in international social and public policy at BSc, MSc, and PhD levels, and also have a commitment to high quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment for students, including pastoral care.


The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting candidates for this post can be found in 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 collegial faculty environment and excellent support, training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, further information 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 socialpolicy.recruitment@lse.ac.uk in the first instance.


The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 2 February 2020 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications. We expect to interview short-listed candidates in March 2020.