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LSE Fellow in Computational Social Science

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Department of Methodology


LSE Fellow in Computational Social Science


Salary from £36,647 to £44,140 with potential to progress to £47,456 pa inclusive of London allowance


This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years,  ideally starting in September 2021


The Department of Methodology at LSE coordinates and provides a focus for methodological activities and graduate student training at the School. The Department is an interdisciplinary group, with faculty working in the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, international relations, political science, statistics, social psychology, social policy and criminology.


We are seeking to appoint an individual with established research interests in social data science and any social science discipline to a fixed-term faculty appointment in the subject area of Computational Social Science.


The successful candidate will become part of an emerging and fast growing group of computational social scientists and social data scientists within the department and across the school. They will be encouraged to collaborate with current faculty on new and ongoing projects and supported to develop their own independent research agenda. 


The position additionally requires the successful candidate to contribute to a small number of graduate-level courses in computational social science, quantitative methodology and/or research design. The LSE Fellow will contribute actively to the life of the Department of Methodology, enjoy working as part of a team, and possess the ability to adapt to its varying demands. Candidates should have completed their PhD by the time they take up the post.


Candidates should have:

·       A developing record of research in computational social science

  • Ability to teach computational social science and quantitative research methods
  • Commitment to high quality teaching and course development
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


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


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 Eleanor Power at e.a.power@lse.ac.uk.


The closing date for receipt of applications is 27 June 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.



An LSE Fellowship is intended to be an entry route to an academic career and is deemed by the School to be a career development position.  As such, applicants who have already been employed as a LSE Fellow for three years in total are not eligible to apply. If you have any queries about this please contact the HR Division.