Associate Professor in Gender and Sexuality

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Department of Gender Studies


Associate Professor in Gender and Sexuality


Salary is no less than £73,267 per annum inclusive and the salary scale can be found on the

LSE website.


The Department of Gender Studies was established in 1993 to address major intellectual challenges posed by contemporary gender relations. This remains a central aim of the Department today, which is the largest postgraduate research and teaching unit of its kind in Europe. The Department’s research and teaching combines theory and practice with interdisciplinary and transnational perspectives. 


We are looking to recruit an Associate Professor with outstanding research record to teach on and convene our interdisciplinary MSc in Gender and Sexuality. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct and publish outstanding quality research. They will also supervise MSc dissertations, contribute to PhD training and supervision, and to team-taught courses in interdisciplinary gender theories, epistemologies and methodologies, or other courses as directed. They will contribute actively to the Department, working effectively as part of a team, and possess the ability to adapt to varying demands. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise in under-represented geographical areas.


Candidates should have expertise, and research interests in interdisciplinary Gender Studies and at least two substantive areas in Sexuality Studies. Indicative areas include, but are not restricted to: sexuality and migration, sexuality and borders/surveillance, LGBT rights, struggles and identities, reproductive justice, sex work and sex tourism, sexuality and debility, sexual freedom, sexuality and political economy, sexuality and cultural practices and/or representations, postcolonial and/or decolonial sexuality studies, transnational sexuality studies, queer of colour/queer studies, trans studies.


 In addition, knowledge of the following is essential:

  • Anti-colonial, anti-imperial, and decolonial approaches to Gender Studies
  • Black feminist and intersectional epistemologies and methodologies
  • Transnational feminist theories and methodologies.


At the time of application, candidates will have completed a PhD in Gender Studies or Sexuality Studies, alternatively in social sciences or humanities on a closely related subject. They will have a track record of internationally excellent publications, and a well-developed strategy for future outstanding research. Candidates must have a proven commitment to inclusive, interdisciplinary, and international-focused teaching. An area focus outside the Global North, or on diasporas and diasporic communities is desirable. Extensive experience of teaching on Gender and Sexuality Studies and supervisorial experience in gender and sexuality or related fields are essential.


The post is tenable from 1st September 2024.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include 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.


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The closing date for receipt of applications is 4 February 2024 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.




Associate Professor in Gender and Sexuality