Assistant Professor : Development Management


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


Department of International Development


Assistant Professor of the Political Economy of Development (Development Management)



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 £55,974 per annum (pay award pending) and the salary scale can be found on the  Website


The Department promotes interdisciplinary postgraduate teaching and research on processes of political, economic, and social development and change. We are dedicated to understanding problems of poverty and late development within local communities, as well as national and international political and economic systems. You 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 completed a PhD related to the political economy of development from a social science discipline such as Politics, Economics, Development Studies, Sociology or similar subject. Candidates will also have a proven record of outstanding research, as evidenced by existing publications, or potential, to publish in top journals or with leading book publishers in the political economy of development, as well as research experience in the developing world, or evidence that such a record is being developed. Candidates will also have a well-developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications. Candidates will have advanced training in quantitative methods.


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, this job offers 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.


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The closing date for receipt of applications is 29 November 2021 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.


Interviews will be conducted in early 2022.


Assistant Professor : Development Management