LSE Fellow in Gender & International Politics

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Department of Gender Studies

LSE Fellow in Gender and International Politics


Salary from £40,229 to £48,456 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £52,095 pa inclusive of London allowance

This is a fixed-term appointment for 24 months, starting in January 2024


The Department of Gender Studies addresses the major intellectual challenges posed by contemporary changes in gender relations around the globe and is the largest research and teaching unit of its kind in Europe. Academic staff come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, but we are united in our commitment to mapping and intervening in the gendered nature of social processes, and in our belief that an integrated interdisciplinary and global approach is needed to do so. In our research and teaching we combine theory and practice, with an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective. 


We are looking to recruit an LSE Fellow to teach primarily on our MSc programme in Gender, Peace and Security and to contribute to our core courses in gender theories and feminist epistemologies and methodologies. An LSE Fellow post presents an excellent starting point for an academic to gain teaching experience while developing their research career.


Candidates should have:

·       A completed PhD at the time of application in social sciences, humanities or an area otherwise related to the teaching needs of the post.

·       Excellent knowledge of interdisciplinary gender scholarship with expertise in any of the following areas: gender and international politics; gender and international relations, law and policy, gender and militarisation and/or peace and conflict. In addition, knowledge of the following is essential: 

·       Anti-colonial, anti-imperial, and decolonial approaches to Gender Studies 

·       Black feminist and intersectional epistemologies and methodologies 

·       Transnational feminist theories and methodologies

·       A developing research record in interdisciplinary gender studies in the areas of international politics and related areas of feminist approaches to international relations, international law, policy, security and militarization.


Applications should include: (a) a covering letter which explains how you meet each of the essential and desirable criteria that are set out in the person specification for the post and states your motivation for applying; and (b) a curriculum vitae that includes details of your teaching experience and also of your most important publications and working papers.


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.


To apply for this post, please go to www.jobs.lse.ac.uk. 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 gender.manager@lse.ac.uk. For further information about the Department, please visit lse.ac.uk/Gender


The closing date for receipt of applications is 29 October 2023 (23.59 UK time).


Interviews are provisionally scheduled for the week of 27 November 2023.


NB 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.