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International History


LSE Fellow (History of Empire)


Salary from £36,647 to £44,140 pa inclusive of London allowance


This is a fixed term appointment for 24 months in the first instance



The Department of International History at the LSE invites applications for an LSE Fellow in History of Empire, c.1500-1900, for the next two academic sessions to commence in September 2021, with the possibility of a further one-year extension. The Fellow will teach on the course, Empire, Colonialism and Globalisation. This is a comparative history course covering the Ottoman, Mughal, Qing Spanish, British and French Empires. Themes that run through the course include pluralism and imperial identities; tolerance, conversion and religious change; gender and imperial power; slavery, labour, and environmental change; colonial knowledge and decolonising epistemologies. 


The successful candidate will contribute to the scholarship and intellectual life of the School by conducting teaching and research which will enhance the School’s reputation as a research-led teaching institution, with appropriate mentoring from department. They will be expected to participate in teaching at both undergraduate and masters’ level for up to a maximum of eight classroom contact hours per week and will be expected to participate in the administrative and social activities of the Department.


The successful candidate will have completed or be close to completing a PhD in history, or history of empire, by the post start date; A very good knowledge of history or history of empire; A developing research record in history or history of empire c.1500-1900; Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to work in close partnership with fellow teachers, including on a one-on-one basis and in small groups, and to provide effective support, as necessary. Relevant teaching experience would be desirable.


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 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 email Dr Taylor Sherman at t.c.sherman@lse.ac.uk


The closing date for receipt of applications is 27 June 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications. We anticipate that interviews will be held on 2 July 2021. 


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.  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.



LSE values diversity and strives to promote equality at all levels. We strongly encourage applications from women Black, Asian and minority ethnic people, and members of other groups under-represented in higher education.