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LSE Fellow in Gender Studies

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Gender Studies


LSE Fellows in Gender Studies – 2 posts


Salary from £30,570 to £35,108 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £37,717 pa inclusive of London allowance


These are fixed term appointments for 12 months, ideally from 1 September 2021


The Department of Gender Studies was established in 1993 to address the major intellectual challenges posed by contemporary changes in gender relations. This remains a central aim of the Department today, which is the largest research and teaching unit of its kind in Europe. The Department is interested in mapping and intervening in the gendered nature of social processes, and believes that an integrated, interdisciplinary, and intersectional approach is needed to do so. In our research and teaching, we aim to combine theory and practice with an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective.


We are looking to recruit two candidates at the level of LSE Fellow in Gender Studies who are able to contribute to MSc-level teaching in gender theory, and two of the following three areas: gender epistemologies and research methods, gender and human rights, and gender, culture and media. The role will primarily involve seminar teaching, but we will also expect the successful candidate to deliver some lectures, where appropriate, and to supervise MSc dissertations.


Candidates should have been awarded a PhD in social sciences, humanities or a closely related field at the time of application (applicants who do not hold a PhD by the closing date of this call will not be shortlisted); a developing research record in gender studies; and have excellent knowledge of gender theory, and knowledge and expertise in two of the following:

* Gender, Rights and Human Rights

* Gender and Cultural Theory or Media

* Feminist Epistemology and Feminist Research Methods


Candidates should also have substantive interests in one of the following:

*Postcolonial, anti-colonial and decolonial approaches to Gender Studies

*Black feminist and intersectional approaches

*Transnational feminist approaches


Candidates also require excellent communication and presentation skills; the ability to work in close partnership with other teachers, including on a one-on-one basis and in small groups, and to provide effective support, as necessary.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and professional development support and 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 h.johnstone@lse.ac.uk  


The closing date for receipt of applications is 20 July 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Interviews will be held during the week beginning 26 July 2021.


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.