Assistant Professor at London School of Economics and Political Science

November 16, 2023

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Job Description

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university. 

For this post, we particularly welcome applications by women and people from minority ethnic groups.

Salary is competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide and not less than £61,446 per annum (pay award pending) and the salary scale can be found on the LSE website 

The Department of Economic History is inviting applications for an entry-level career-track Assistant Professorship to further enhance its strengths in research and teaching. 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.

Outstanding candidates with expertise and research interests in: historical economic geography; and/or urban economic history; and/or economic history and geography are invited to apply. Applicants may work on any historical time period or geographical area.

You must have an ability to establish an international reputation in one or more of these fields. You will have completed a PhD, or be close to obtaining a PhD, in Economic History or a related discipline by the post start date.  

You will have a track record of, or trajectory towards, internationally excellent publications in top journals or with leading book publishers in Economic History. You will also have a clear, well-developed, and viable strategy for future research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications.

You should have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to place your specialist work within a broader social science context.

You must be committed to working as part of a team and have the ability to teach Economic History at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels and foster a positive learning environment.

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 collegial faculty environment and excellent support, 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 Jennie Stayner,   

The closing date for receipt of applications is 13th December 2023 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications. 

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