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Assistant Professor in Human Geography

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Department of Geography and Environment


Assistant Professor in Human Geography


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 


We are looking to recruit an Assistant Professor in Human Geography to complement and extend the existing strengths of the Urbanisation, Planning and Development cluster in the Department of Geography and Environment, one of the leading geography departments in the world as ranked by the QS World University Subject Rankings 2019.


Based in the Department of Geography and Environment, you will contribute to the intellectual life of the School by 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 submitted their PhD in geography or a related discipline by the time of interview       and research interests in any sub-field of human geography

·      a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications

·      the ability to teach human geography at graduate and undergraduate and levels


In addition, expertise in race, gender, class or sexuality, urban and social justice, infrastructure, violence, or urban environmental issues is desirable.


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.


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.


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 www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. 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 s.colegate@lse.ac.uk.  


The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 16th February 2020 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.


Interview date is Tuesday 17th March 2020, with Presentations to be given on Monday 16th March 2020.