Assistant Professor in Law (Environmental Law and/or Climate Change Law)

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university

For this post we particularly welcome applications from women and people from minority ethnic groups


Whilst this is normally a full-time role, we would be happy to discuss part-time working either before an application is submitted or further in the recruitment process.


LSE Law School


Assistant Professor in Law (Environmental Law and/or Climate Change Law)


The salary scale starts at £58,519 per annum and the salary scale can be found on the LSE Website


To support our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes and to strengthen further our research profile, we are seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Environmental Law and/or Climate Change Law.


The post holder 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 Dean of the Law School, and participating in the School and wider Law School activities.


Candidates should have the ability, as evidenced by existing publications or potential to publish in top journals, and to establish an international reputation in Environmental Law and/or Climate Change Law. Candidates will have a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications. Candidates should have a PhD in Law or its research equivalent (or be close to obtaining a PhD) by the post start date and be committed to high quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment for students.


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 appointment is expected to commence on 1 September 2023.


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.  In addition, there is a generous personal research budget.


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 Sunday 20 November 2022 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Assistant Professor in Law (Environmental Law and/or Climate Change Law)