LSE Fellow in International History

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Department of International History

LSE Fellow in the History of Late Imperial China


Salary from £39,313 to £47,148, with potential to progress to £50,614 pa inclusive of London allowance


This is a fixed term appointment for 12 months in the first instance


The Department of International History at the LSE invites applications for an LSE Fellow in International History, for the academic session to commence in September 2023 to primarily teach HY330 From Tea to Opium: China and the Global Market in the Long Eighteenth Century. Other teaching duties for this role may also cover courses such as HY489 China and the External World, 1644-1839; HY4B4 Maritime Asia in Transition, 1405-1839 and assist with HY4A4 (Dissertation module) with an Asian focus as well as other courses.


The successful candidate will contribute to the scholarship and intellectual life of the School, by conducting teaching and research which will enhance the School’s reputation as a research-led teaching institution, with appropriate mentoring from department. They will be expected to participate in teaching at both undergraduate and masters’ level for up to a maximum of eight classroom contact hours per week; will have time to undertake research and will be expected to participate in the administrative and social activities of the Department.


The successful candidate will be close to completing a PhD in History, or in the History of late imperial China, or the fields of World History or Maritime History by the post start date.

A very good knowledge and a developing research record in history or the history of late imperial China, or World history or Maritime history; excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to work in close partnership with fellow teachers, including on a one-on-one basis and in small groups, and to provide effective support, as necessary. Relevant teaching experience and previous use of VLE would be desirable.


The School offers 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.


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The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 4th June (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Interviews are to be held on the 15th June 2023.


An LSE Fellowship is intended to be an entry route to an academic career and is deemed by the School to be a career development position.  As such, applicants who have already been employed as an LSE Fellow for three years in total are not eligible to apply. If you have any queries about this please contact the HR Division.

LSE Fellow in International History