Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method


Assistant Professor of Philosophy


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 £61,446 per annum and the salary scale can be found on the LSE website


This appointment is due to commence on 1 September 2024


The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method is committed to doing excellent research and teaching in philosophy in a manner that is continuous with the social and natural sciences and socially relevant. It is also committed to creating an inclusive environment for philosophical debate that engages with a wide range of perspectives. It seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor who will contribute to the intellectual life of the Department and the School by conducting and publishing outstanding research, engaging in excellent teaching, taking on assigned administrative roles, and participating in the wider activities of both.


Candidates must have expertise and research interests in philosophy. The area of research specialisation is open, but candidates must be willing and able to make a substantial research-led contribution to the Department’s core teaching on the MSc Philosophy and Public Policy, the BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) and/or the BSc in Philosophy and Economics. (More information about our teaching programmes can be found on the Department’s website.) They must also be willing and able to develop connections in research and teaching with other disciplines at LSE.


Candidates will have a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications and proven ability or potential to publish in top journals or with leading book publishers in Philosophy. Candidates must also have a well-developed strategy for future research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications. They will have, or be very near completion of, a PhD in Philosophy or related field by the post start date. In addition, candidates will have a proven commitment to excellent teaching and to fostering a positive learning environment for students, as evidenced by feedback from students and colleagues. 


The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification for this post, 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) and parental leave entitlements, 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 Monday 4 December 2023 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications. 



Assistant Professor of Philosophy