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LSE Fellow (2 posts)

Contract Type
Fixed Term
from £35,432 to £42,860 pa
Expiry Date
These are fixed-term appointments, each for two years in the first instance, starting from 2 September 2019, with the possibility of an extension for a further year

Job Description

The Department of Social Policy at LSE is the longest established in the UK and has received the highest possible rating in all Research Assessment Exercises carried out in the UK. The 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject place the Department of Social Policy 1st in the world.


The Department is seeking to appoint 2 LSE Fellows who are able to make an important contribution to its teaching, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to its research. An LSE Fellow post presents an excellent starting point for an academic to gain teaching experience while developing their research career.


You must have excellent communication skills. Relevant teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels is desirable. Teaching-related administrative experience would be an advantage. By the posts’ start date, you will have completed or be close to obtaining a PhD in social policy or another area related to the needs of the posts; and you will have a developing research record in social and public policy. You will provide teaching on several courses across the department. The ability to teach on courses in either (a) Social Movements, Activism, and Social Policy, or (b) Education Policy, is a desirable criterion but not an essential criterion.


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.


For informal enquiries about the position, please email For further information about the Department, please visit


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 posts, and states your motivation for applying; (b) a curriculum vitae that includes details of your teaching experience and of your most important publications and working papers; and (c) a recent research article that best represents your work.


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.


Applications must be received by 28 April 2019 (23:59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


Interviews are scheduled for 3 and 4 June 2019.

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 a LSE Fellow for three years in total are not eligible to apply. If you have any queries about this please contact the HR Division.