Assistant Professor in International Migration

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European Institute


Assistant Professor in International Migration


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 LSE’s European Institute is an internationally-recognised centre of excellence for research and teaching on contemporary Europe in a global context. We are seeking to appoint a scholar who specialises in the migration of non-Europeans into Europe. We would be particularly interested in individuals whose research focuses on migrant experiences, as well as the causes and management of migration flows, or related questions on immigrant incorporation, migration networks, and diaspora communities.

Based in the European Institute, the post holder will contribute to the intellectual life of the Department and the School. They will undertake methodologically rigorous empirical research, publish outstanding research in top journals and/or with leading academic presses, and engage in high quality teaching. They will also be a good citizen by contributing to departmental administration, committees, and student engagement activities.


Candidates should have the ability to undertake methodologically rigorous empirical research, qualitative or quantitative; a trajectory of internationally excellent research, including the potential to publish in top journals and/or with leading academic presses; a clear and viable strategy for future research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications; and the ability and willingness to teach in related areas.


Candidates will need to have a completed PhD or have submitted their final doctoral thesis by 1 August 2021, in political science, sociology, anthropology, or a related discipline. The ability to contribute to other cross-disciplinary teaching within the European Institute is desired. They will also have expertise and research interests in the politics of and policy issues relating to international migration to Europe, the experience of non-European migrants, and/or the impact of migration on European politics and immigration policy.


We would particularly welcome applications from people from Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. LSE is an equal opportunity employer, and all appointments are made on merit and suitable experience for the vacancy.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


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 Carl-Ludwig Campbell, the European Institute Manager, at


The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 11 April 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.