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Assistant Professor in European Politics

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For this post, we particularly welcome applications from women and people from minority ethnic groups.


European Institute


Assistant Professor in European Politics


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 European Institute is a world-leading and multidisciplinary centre of excellence for research and teaching on contemporary Europe in a global context. The department offers degrees at a post-graduate level; its faculty are active researchers, and teaching is research-led.

The department is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in European Politics. The successful candidate will be a scholar of European politics and will contribute to the MSc European and International Public Policy programme. We would be especially interested in scholars of comparative European politics and/or the politics of the European Union. We are open as to the specific intellectual and methodological approach.

The post holder will conduct and publish world-leading research and engage in high quality teaching. Candidates should have the ability to undertake theoretically innovative and methodologically rigorous empirical research; show clear evidence of a trajectory of internationally excellent research, including the potential to publish in world-leading journals and/or academic presses; a well-defined and viable strategy for future research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications; and the ability and willingness to teach in related areas.

Candidates will need to have a completed PhD or have submitted their final doctoral thesis by 1 March 2022 in political science or a related discipline.

We would particularly welcome applications from people from Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. LSE is an equal opportunity employer, and all appointments are made on merit and suitable experience for the vacancy. 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 Carl-Ludwig Campbell, the European Institute Manager, at c.l.campbell@lse.ac.uk.


The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 1 August 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Interviews are expected to take place over two days during the w/c 13 September 2021.