Assistant Professor in Quantitative Research Methods

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Department of Methodology


Assistant Professor in Quantitative Research Methods


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 £56,814 pa inclusive and the salary scale can be found on the LSE website


The Department of Methodology is a leading international centre for research and education in social research methods. The Department has a thriving research culture, with its members advancing research in core social science disciplines as well as in research methodology. It leads the provision of research methods education to students across the range of disciplines at the LSE. The Department is recruiting an Assistant Professor with expertise in Quantitative Research Methods. 


Based in the Department of Methodology, 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 Head of Department, and participating in the School and wider Department activities.


The post holder will teach both introductory and advanced courses in quantitative research methodology to postgraduate students across the full range of social science disciplines. They will conduct research that makes outstanding contributions to substantive and methodological questions in the social sciences and will have an active interest in the development and application of innovative quantitative research methods.  


Candidates should have completed, or be close to completing a PhD and have research expertise in a core social science discipline and/or in the development and application of quantitative research methodology. They should have a developing track record of internationally excellent publications. They should have the ability to teach a range of quantitative research methods to multi-disciplinary groups of 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.


In addition to a competitive salary the benefits that come with this job include an occupational pension scheme, a research grants policy 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.


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 Prof Patrick Sturgis,   


The closing date for receipt of applications is 3 October 2021 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications. The proposed start date for this post is 1st August 2022 (negotiable).