Associate Professor in Sociology

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Department of Sociology


Associate Professor in Sociology


Salary is competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide.

The starting salary for Associate Professors at the LSE is no less than £73,267 per annum and the salary scale can be found on the LSE website.


The Department is a leading centre for critical and rigorous scholarship and education in Sociology. Our research and teaching addresses key contemporary issues including inequalities and social justice; politics and human rights; migration, cities and urban change; economy, technology and culture. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Associate Professor with expertise and research interests in quantitative approaches to social inequalities who will provide research excellence in the study of social inequalities, and help build our research and education priorities in this area.


Candidates should have a proven record of outstanding research, as evidenced by existing high-quality publications; an emerging international reputation in quantitative approaches to social inequalities. Evidence of innovation or creativity in research and research methodology is desirable. Candidates will have a significant track record in excellence in teaching and experience of and commitment to PhD supervision.


The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting 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 grants policy 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, 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 Louisa Lawrence


The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 15th April 2024 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Associate Professor in Sociology
Job Type: Academic
Posted: 14/03/2024
Closing date: 15/04/2024
Closing time: 23:59