Assistant Professor in Political Economy


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



European Institute


Assistant Professor in Political Economy


Salary is no less than £61,446 per annum
and the salary scale can be found on the
 LSE website.



The European Institute is a world-leading and multidisciplinary centre of excellence for research and teaching on contemporary Europe in a global context. The department offers degrees at a post-graduate level; its faculty are active researchers, and teaching is research-led.

The department is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Political Economy. The post holder will specialise in research on, and teach, the political economy of Europe and its international links, including with China.  The successful candidate will contribute to the MSc Political Economy of Europe and the World programme and its associated Double Degree programmes, in particular our double degree programme with Fudan University.

The post holder will conduct and publish world-leading research and engage in high quality teaching. Candidates should have the ability to undertake research that has impact and ability to engage in knowledge exchange; show evidence of a well-defined and viable strategy for future research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications; and the ability and willingness to teach in the political economy of Europe and its international links, including with China.


Candidates will need to have a completed PhD, or PhD thesis submitted for examination, in political economy, or a related discipline, by the post start date


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 European Institute is keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups in higher education to apply.


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.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


To apply for this post, please go to 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 Carl- Ludwig Campbell, the Institute Manager  


The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 18 February 2024 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.

Assistant Professor in Political Economy