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LSE Fellow in International Development

Contract Type
Fixed Term
from £35,999 to £43,360 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £46,617 pa inclusive
Expiry Date
The Department of International Development promotes interdisciplinary postgraduate teaching and research on processes of political, economic, and social development and change.

Job Description

We are dedicated to understanding problems of poverty and late development within local communities, as well as national and international political and economic systems.


The appointed candidate 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 with appropriate mentoring from the Department.

Based in the Department, the Fellow’s teaching will be concentrated in the core course for the MSc in Development Studies (DV400, “Development: History, Theory, Policy”). This is a Fellowship for an early-career scholar; it is intended that you will dedicate a significant amount of time to your own research, writing and professional development.

Candidates should have completed or be close to completing a PhD in International Development or Development Studies or a comparable interdisciplinary approach to the study of international development.

A strong knowledge of international development, combined with a developing research record in developing countries, is required as well as demonstrable ability to contribute to the teaching of DV400.


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 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 Professor James Putzel (


The closing date for receipt of applications is 22 April 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.


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