Assistant Professor in Political Science (Conflict)

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Department of Government


Assistant Professor in Political 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 £56,814per annum (pay award pending) and the salary scale can be found on the LSE website


We are recruiting for a new career-track Assistant Professor in Political Science with a specialism in Comparative Conflict Analysis.

Based in the Department of Government 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 strong research and teaching interests in Political Science and Conflict. The post holder will add to our existing strengths in this area. Preferred candidates should be able to engage with the Comparative Conflict Studies and Political Science research. We welcome candidates with expertise in any region, country or set of issues. We are open to all methodological approaches.

 Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to teach Conflict and Political Science at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and the ability to establish international reputation in Political Science and Conflict.


Candidates must have an emerging research record and trajectory in Conflict and Political Science, evidenced by existing or shortly forthcoming articles in highly rated academic journals and/or books with leading academic presses. The successful candidates should have, or be close to obtaining (by 1 September 2022), a PhD in Political Science or a closely related discipline.


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 world-class research environment and excellent support, training, and development opportunities.


The post will commence on 1 September 2022.


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 17 January 2022 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.




Assistant Professor in Political Science (Conflict)