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Assistant Professor in International Social and Public Policy

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Department of Social Policy


Assistant Professor in International Social and Public Policy (2 posts)


Salary is no less than £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


Following staff retirements and growth in student numbers on its BSc and MSc degree programmes in International Social and Public Policy, the Department of Social Policy seeks talented individuals keen to help it further develop its renowned strengths.


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.


Candidates should have expertise and research interests in social and public policy. Candidates should also have a completed PhD (or be close to obtaining one) in social and public policy or a related area by the post start date. They must have a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications, plus proven ability or potential to publish in top journals or with leading book publishers. Also required is a clear, well-developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research in social and public policy that has the potential to result in world-leading publications. The ability to establish an international reputation in international social and public policy is also essential.


Candidates must have the ability to teach core and specialist courses in international social and public policy at BSc and MSc levels and to supervise PhD students. They should have a commitment to high quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment for students, including pastoral care. They should also have the ability to draw on both national and international/comparative perspectives in research and teaching.


The full set of criteria that will be used when shortlisting candidates can be found in the person specification for this vacancy.


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, as well as the further information document.


To apply for this post, please go to jobs.lse.ac.uk. 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 socialpolicy.recruitment@lse.ac.uk in the first instance.


The closing date for receipt of applications is 16 November 2021 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.


We expect to interview shortlisted candidates (via Zoom) in the week of 10 January 2022.