Assistant Professor in Environment

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


Department of Geography and Environment


Assistant Professor in Environment


Salary scale starts at £56,814 pa inclusive of London allowance. The full salary scale can be found on the LSE website.  


The posts will commence in September 2022


We are recruiting an Assistant Professor in Environment to join a strong and growing environmental research group – including environmental geographers and political ecologists – in the Department of Geography and Environment, one of the leading geography and environment departments in the world according to the QS World University Rankings. You will contribute to the intellectual life of the Department and School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high quality teaching, and participating in wider department and School activities.


Candidates should have a PhD, or have submitted their PhD no later than 1st July 2022, in relevant fields of the environmental social sciences/geography, in particular in environmental geography, environmental policy & politics, political ecology, environment & development, environmental science & public policy. We are especially interested in applicants with theoretical and empirical research agendas in human geography and political ecology broadly defined, including intersections with: environmental and climate justice; environmental politics; race, gender, and indigenous studies; and environmental policy and governance. This hire is for teaching within the Environmental Economics and Policy research cluster: the ability to teach environmental governance at graduate level and broader elements of environmental social sciences at undergraduate level is essential. We will look for evidence of innovative approaches to teaching these subjects.


Candidates will have a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications in top journals based on research relevant to critical human geography and/or political ecology, with a clear, well-developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to our vibrant intellectual community and to collaborate with colleagues in the Department and across the School, such as through participation in the Social Life of Climate Change initiative, the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, the International Inequalities Institute, and across several regional research centres, including the Middle East Centre, the Latin America and Caribbean Centre, the South East Asia Centre, the South Asia Centre, the Phelan United States Centre, and the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa.


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. Applicants must demonstrate a familiarity with, and commitment to, critical reflection and diversity in teaching (e.g., curriculum decolonisation, student-centred learning). We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, 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


The closing date for receipt of applications is 7 December 2021 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.