Assistant Professor in Sociology (Culture & Society)

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Department of Sociology


Assistant Professor in Sociology


Salary is competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide.


The salary scale starts at £56,814 per annum and the salary scale can be found on the LSE Website


The post will commence in September 2022.


The Department of Sociology at LSE seeks to hire an outstanding Assistant Professor to add to our internationally renowned, innovative and publicly engaged faculty. The post holder will join the programme team on our MSc in Culture and Society, contribute teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and make a distinctive contribution to the department’s research profile in one of our areas of research priority.


You will have a completed PhD in Sociology or closely related discipline by the post start date; a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications in Sociology or cognate disciplines; proven ability, as evidenced by existing publications, or potential to publish in high-quality academic journals or with leading book publishers; and a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications.


You should have a high level of knowledge and a developing research profile in the social analysis of cultural processes, along with relevant skills and experience in teaching in this area. Candidates should demonstrate research expertise in one or more of the Department’s areas of research priority: economic sociology; politics and human rights; social inequalities; urban sociology. We particularly encourage applications from candidates undertaking innovative research in the area of gender and/or sexuality. You will demonstrate a developing record of publications in refereed journals, and a commitment to academic research.


You should have the ability to conduct research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and make contributions to other areas of education and student support in the Department as appropriate.


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.


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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.


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The closing date for receipt of applications is 16 January 2022 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.