Assistant Professor of International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies

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Department of International Development


Assistant Professor of International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies


Salary is no less than £58,519 per annum and the salary scale can be found on the LSE website


Salary is competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide.


The Department promotes interdisciplinary postgraduate teaching and research on processes of political, economic, and social development and change. We are dedicated to understanding problems of poverty and late development within local communities, as well as national and international political and economic systems. You will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high quality teaching as instructed by the Head of Department, and participating in the School and wider Department activities.


Candidates should have a completed PhD, or close to obtaining a PhD, by the post start date. This should be related to the study of humanitarian emergencies ideally with a focus on the dynamics of forced displacement and the management of refugee populations. They will be from a social science discipline such as Anthropology, Sociology, Politics, International Relations, Development Studies, Economics or related subject. Candidates will also have a proven record of outstanding research, as evidenced by existing publications, or potential, to publish in top journals or with leading book publishers in humanitarian and development studies, as well as research experience in the developing world, or evidence that such a record is being developed. Candidates will also have a well-developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications. Ideally candidates will have advanced training in quantitative and/or qualitative methods.


The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification, which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.


The start date is the 1 September 2023.


In addition to a competitive salary, this job offers an occupational pension scheme, a research incentive scheme 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


The closing date for receipt of applications is 14 October 2022 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.


We expect to conduct in-person interviews in November and December 2022, if international travel guidelines allow.

Assistant Professor of International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies