Assistant Professor in Qualitative Research Methodology

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Department of Methodology


Assistant Professor in Qualitative Research Methodology


Salaries will be on the appropriate salary scale and will be commensurate with experience, taking into account pay equity within the Department.


Salary is no less than £55,974 per annum (pay award pending) and the salary scale can be found on the LSE website 

This appointment is due to commence on 1 September 2020


The Department of Methodology is a leading centre for research and education in social science research methods. The Department has a thriving and diverse interdisciplinary research culture, with its members advancing research in core social science disciplines as well as in research methodology and applied data science. It leads the provision of research methods education to students across the range of disciplines at LSE (including Psychology, Political Science, International Relations, Management, Development Studies, Social Policy, Media & Communications, Geography & Environment, Sociology, and others). Data science is a current area of growth and innovation. The Department is recruiting an Assistant Professor with expertise in Qualitative Research Methodology.


The post holder will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in outstanding teaching as instructed by the Head of Department, and participating in the School and wider Department activities.


Candidates should have completed a PhD by the post start date, and have research expertise in a relevant social science discipline and in qualitative research methodology. They should have a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications and a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications. They should have the ability to offer high quality teaching of a range of qualitative research methods to multi-disciplinary groups of students. They should have excellent written and oral communication skills, including an ability to place their specialist work within a broader social science context.


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


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.


To apply for this post, please go to 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 Dr Flora Cornish (


The closing date for receipt of applications is 17 November 2019 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.

Assistant Professor in Qualitative Research Methodology