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Associate Professor in Computational Social Science

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Department of Methodology


Associate Professor in Computational Social Science


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 £67,743 per annum (pay award pending) and the salary scale can be found on the LSE website. 




The Department of Methodology is a leading centre for research and education in social science research methods. The Department has a thriving research culture, with its members advancing research in core social science disciplines as well as in methodological innovation and development. It leads the provision of research methods education to students across the range of disciplines at LSE. The Department is recruiting an Associate Professor in Computational Social Science.


Based in Department of Methodology, 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.


The post holder will teach both introductory and advanced courses in computational social science research methodology to multi-disciplinary groups of postgraduate and undergraduate students of social sciences. They will publish research that makes outstanding contributions to substantive research and methodological development in the social sciences and take a leading role in the development of teaching and research in data science in the Department.


Candidates should hold a PhD and have extensive expertise in the application of computational methods in the social sciences. Candidates should be internationally recognized with a track record of outstanding publications and teaching computational methods at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Candidates should also demonstrate leadership experience and be prepared to play an active role in the management and leadership of the Department. Candidates should demonstrate a willingness to engage in collaborative research with other members of the Department, and with related research centres and disciplines in the School.


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.


To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobs. 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 Department, Professor Patrick Sturgis at p.sturgis@lse.ac.uk.


The closing date for receipt of applications is 3 October 2021 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept late applications. The proposed start date for this post is 1st August 2022 (negotiable).