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Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy, London School of Economics

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Moral and/or political philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location London, England, United Kingdom
Start date 01 September 2021
Job description

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

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


Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method


Assistant Professor of Philosophy


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

The salary scale starts at £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 2021

The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor from September 2021. The successful 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.  

Candidates must have expertise and research interests in Philosophy.  Area of research specialisation is open, except that candidates must be willing and able to make a research-led contribution to the teaching of Philosophy courses related to moral and/or political philosophy at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

You will have a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications and proven ability or potential to publish in top journals or with leading book publishers in Philosophy.  You will also have a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications.  You will have, or be near completion of, a PhD in Philosophy or related field by the post start date.  In addition, you will have a proven commitment to excellent teaching and to fostering a positive learning environment for students, as evidenced by feedback from students and colleagues regarding teaching quality. 

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification for this post, 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 documentjob 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 Philosophy-Dept@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 philosophy-dept@lse.ac.uk  


The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 April 2021 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://jobs.lse.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/6504/0/294384/1...
Hard deadline April 30, 2021, 11:59pm BST
Web address for more information https://jobs.lse.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/6504/0/294384/1...
Contact name Department of Philosophy
Contact email
Time created April 6, 2021, 4:36pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 30, 2021, 11:59pm BST
Last updated April 7, 2021, 6:20am UTC
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