LSE Fellow (Social Policy)

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For this post, we particularly welcome applications by women and ethnic minorities


Department of Social Policy

LSE Fellow


Salary from £37,197 to £44,802 pa inclusive of London allowance with potential to progress to £48,168 pa


This is a fixed-term appointment for one year, starting in September 2022


The Department of Social Policy at LSE is the longest established in the UK and has received the highest possible rating in all Research Assessment Exercises carried out in the UK. The 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject place the Department of Social Policy 3rd in the world.


The Department is seeking to appoint an LSE Fellow who is able to make an important contribution to its teaching and supervision, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to its research. An LSE Fellow post presents an excellent starting point for an academic to gain teaching experience while developing their research career.


You must have relevant teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels. Teaching-related administrative experience would be an advantage. By the post’s start date, you will have completed or be close to obtaining a PhD in social policy or another area related to the needs of the post; and you will have a developing research record in social and public policy. You will provide teaching on several courses across the department, including core social policy courses.


Applications should include: (a) a covering letter which explains how you meet each of the essential and desirable criteria that are set out in the person specification for the post, and states your motivation for applying;

(b) a curriculum vitae that includes details of your teaching experience and of your most important publications and working papers; and (c) a recent research paper that best represents your work.


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 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 For further information about the Department, please visit


The closing date for receipt of applications is 27 April 2022 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Interviews are scheduled for May 2022.


NB 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.