LSE Fellow

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Department of Government


LSE Fellows (GV101)



Salary from £36,647 to £44,140 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £47,456 pa inclusive of London allowance


These are fixed term appointments for 2 years with possible extension for a further year, subject to funding.



The Department of Government, a large and vibrant academic unit within the LSE, is seeking to appoint two LSE Fellows (GV101). The post-holders will contribute to the Department’s teaching (undergraduate and postgraduate) and research activities in the discipline of Political Science. The successful candidates will teach on GV101: Introduction to Political Science, contribute to course administration and help prepare teaching materials, mark formative and summative work and support the learning and development of undergraduate students taking the course.

Candidates should have completed or be close to completing a PhD in Political Science or a closely related discipline by 1 September 2020. They will also have a developing research record in Political Science, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and demonstrate excellent teaching skills. Candidates must demonstrate a very good knowledge of current political science research on comparative political institutions, political behaviour and public policy.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development 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 contact Professor Simon Hix (  Please note that unfortunately Professor Hix is unable to advise on whether potential candidates should apply


The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 7th August 2020 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications. Interviews are expected to take place remotely during the week commencing 10 August 2020.


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. It is essentially a post-doctoral position with which the LSE attracts aspiring and talented early stage academics who are not yet ready to take on career track academic positions. 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.