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There is currently 1 vacancy in the department. Please keep checking this page for the latest job adverts.

LSE IDEAS Pinto Postdoctoral Fellowship

Salary: £33,450 per annum inclusive (band 6 point 24.5, pro rata for part time appointments)
Contract: Part-time (21 hours per week) and fixed-term from 1 October 2015 to 14 June 2016.

LSE IDEAS is an IGA Centre that acts as the School's foreign policy think tank.Through sustained engagement with policymakers and opinion-formers, IDEAS provides a forum that informs policy debate and connects academic research with the practice of diplomacy and strategy. IDEAS hosts interdisciplinary research projects, produces working papers and reports, holds public and off-the-record events, and delivers cutting-edge executive training programmes for government, business and third-sector organisations.

This post-doctoral fellowship will provide an opportunity for a recent LSE International History PhD (graduated in 2014 or to have successfully passed the Viva by 15 September 2015) working in the field of Cold War scholarship to benefit from a year of involvement with the LSE IDEAS community of scholars. Fellows must be in residence in London during the tenure of their appointment, will be expected to use this Fellowship to revise their thesis as a book manuscript and submit to the publisher by the end of the Fellowship, and to teach in the LSE International History Department. The successful candidate must also secure a publishing contract by the end of her/his Post-doc tenure.

Candidates must have:

• A LSE International History PhD on a topic related to the history of the Cold War;
• Graduated in 2014 or to have successfully passed the PhD Viva by 15 September 2015;
• A research interest in international history and/or international affairs;
• Evidence of excellent communication and writing skills in English;
• The ability to work independently.

In addition to a good salary the benefits that come with this job include a defined benefits pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

To enquire informally about this post, or to obtain the full job description and person specification for the role, please contact the LSE IDEAS Academic Director, Dr S Rajak at

Applications must be received by 15 July 2015 (midnight UK time). Regrettably, we cannot accept any applications received after this date.

The selection of the successful candidate will be concluded by 30 July 2015. Applicants may be asked to attend an interview by the Selection Panel.

To apply, please email the following documents to Dr S Rajak at: (subject: 2015 Pinto post-doc application):

1. Up-to-date CV;
2. One-page abstract of the Thesis;
3. Research plan for the next year and approximate date of submission of manuscript;
4. Two academic references of which one must be from the Thesis Supervisor. (Please ask referees to email their references directly to Dr Rajak, stating in the subject field: “Reference for [applicant name] – 2015 Pinto post-doc Fellowship”).

Deadline for submissions has passed. Applications are now closed.