Research Fellow Politics of Inequality


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International Inequalities Institute


 Research Fellow in Inequalities: Politics of Inequality


Salary from £46,100 to £53,295 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £59,354 pa inclusive of London allowance


This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years.


The International Inequalities Institute (III) has been established by LSE in response both to the growing international concern about inequality and its consequences and to the high level of interest across all of the School’s departments and disciplines in inequality.  The Atlantic Fellows in Social and Economic Equity programme based in III is committed to building a community of people who are “committed to using collective leadership to work towards social and economic justice for all”.


Applications are invited from outstanding researchers for a twenty-four month Research Fellow post to work with the Research Theme Convenor of a new AFSEE/III research theme on ‘Politics of Inequality’ and support an interdisciplinary team based in economics, law, social policy, and sociology.  The post holder will be expected to conduct original academic research on substantive research topics which will lead to high quality academic publications, and play a full part in the research culture of the III and in developing research initiatives. The post will start on 1st October 2020, or as soon as practicable afterwards.


Candidates should have:

·       A completed PhD in Social Policy, Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Law, Media and Communications, Gender, Anthropology, Geography or another related social science discipline or subject area

·       In-depth knowledge of research methods, with demonstratable experience of qualitative and/or quantitative data management and analysis relevant for the successful conduct of research on the Politics of Inequality theme

·       Ability to analyse and research complex ideas, concepts or theories

·       Ability to conduct research on a comparative and international basis

·       Willingness to collaborate on mixed method research

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·       Evidence of publications of high academic standard                      

·       Demonstrated ability to manage time, prioritise workload and work to deadlines      

·       Commitment to collaborative working with the Atlantic Fellows programme

·       Ability to take responsibility for and work independently on specific project tasks as agreed with project Directors


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, further particulars, 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 13th August 2020 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications. 


Interviews are likely to be held virtually in w/c 24th August 2020.

Research Fellow Politics of Inequality