Assistant Professor in Mathematics

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Department of Mathematics


Assistant Professor in Mathematics


   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 LSE website   


The Department of Mathematics at LSE seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor with expertise in a subject area related to the Mathematics of Game Theory. She or he 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.


The successful candidate will have an established track-record or trajectory of research at a level of international excellence, will be able to teach mathematics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and will have a commitment to excellence in teaching.  She or he will contribute to the general work of the department, including the teaching of a range of courses.  She or he will have a PhD in a mathematical subject (or be close to completing one) by the intended start date of 6 September 2021. She or he will maintain an active programme of research in mathematics and will have a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research.  Expertise and research interests in a subject area related to the Mathematics of Game Theory are essential. 


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 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.


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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 Head of the Department of Mathematics, Professor Jan van den Heuvel (


The closing date for receipt of applications is 11 January 2021 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet with academic members of the Department via Zoom in February 2021.