LSE Fellow in Advanced Quantitative Methods

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Department of Methodology and PhD Academy

LSE Fellow in Advanced Quantitative Methods

Salary from £40,229 to £48,456 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £52,095 pa inclusive of London allowance

  This is a fixed-term appointment for 2 years, starting in March 2024 (or soon after)


The Department of Methodology at LSE coordinates and provides a focus for methodological research and teaching, with a particular focus on the methodological development of postgraduate students. The department is methodologically and disciplinarily diverse, with faculty in sociology, anthropology, international relations, political science, statistics, economics, social psychology, social policy, and criminology.


We are seeking to appoint an LSE Fellow in Advanced Quantitative Methods to work with colleagues in the Department and the PhD Academy on the development and delivery of an enhanced programme of methodological short courses. The short course programme will be tailored to the needs of LSE’s Doctoral students and will be open to students based at other ESRC Doctoral Training Partnerships, both in person and virtually. Depending on experience, the successful candidate may also contribute to the Department of Methodology’s Masters level courses.


The successful candidate will join an internationally outstanding group of social science methodologists, be encouraged to collaborate with faculty on new and ongoing projects and supported to develop their own independent research agenda. The Department has an excellent record of supporting its Postdoctoral Fellows into tenure track positions at leading universities in the UK and internationally. Candidates should have completed or be near to completing their PhD by the time they take up the post.

Candidates should have:

  •  A developing record of outstanding publications
  •  Ability to teach research methods and commitment to high quality teaching and course development
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing

Applications should include:

(a) a covering letter which explains how you meet each of the essential and desirable criteria that are set out in the person specification for the post, and states your motivation for applying;

(b) a curriculum vitae that includes details of your teaching experience and of your most important publications and working papers; and

(c) a recent research paper that best represents your work.


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.


To apply for this post, please go to 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 Prof Patrick Sturgis at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 2 January 2024 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

LSE Fellow in Advanced Quantitative Methods