Visiting appointments

LSE Cities welcomes external applications for Visiting Appointments from qualified academics or practitioners whose interests intersect directly with the centre's research activities. These are non-contractual and unremunerated positions open to individuals who wish to conduct research at LSE Cities on a new project hosted by the Centre, on an existing project hosted elsewhere, while on sabbatical leave from their regular employment, while sponsored by another organisation or at a post-doctoral level, for example.

Visiting Fellows are expected to play an active part in the life of the Centre through giving guest seminars and allowing doctoral and MSc students engaged in work of relevance to consult them.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are not accepting any visiting applications until July 2022.

Long term fellows | LSE Visiting Appointment scheme

LSE Cities welcomes applications for long-term Visiting Appointments of up to 3 years through the School’s Visiting Appointment scheme. There are different types of fellowships: Visiting Fellow, Senior Fellow or Professor.

LSE Cities Visiting Fellow
For Post-doctoral researchers or professionals at a broadly comparable level in the early stages of their career. Applicants will have completed a PhD at the time of their application.

LSE Cities Visiting Senior Fellow
For academics who are of the lecturer, senior lecturer or reader level and professionals at a broadly comparable level in their profession.

LSE Cities Visiting Professor
The School may confer the title of Visiting Professor on persons of appropriate distinction whose connections with the School are appropriate to the visiting title. This includes individuals with a non-academic background who may have achieved prominence in public life, or who have attained distinction in their profession.

Applications for long-term fellowships must be submitted to LSE Cities to be considered by the Centre’s Management committee. If accepted at this stage, they will be forwarded to the School’s Appointments Committee. Candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application as soon as possible thereafter, but please note that the selection procedure may take several months.

In order to apply, you will need to submit the following documents in electronic format to LSE.Cities@LSE.ac.uk:

– a completed application form;

– an updated CV;

– a statement of maximum 2 pages describing your motivation and how you expect to contribute to the work being undertaken at LSE Cities. Please include details on your proposed research agenda and how it fits with the centre’s research goals, as well as any LSE Cities projects which are of particular interest to you.

Only complete applications received are assured full consideration.

 

Short term visitors | LSE Cities Visiting Associate

LSE Cities also welcomes applications for short term Visiting Appointments of up to 3 months from PhD researchers, Post-Graduate researchers and more senior academics. Short-term visitors will be granted full access to School facilities and to the LSE Library.

In order to apply for the position of LSE Cities Visiting Associate, please send the following documents in electronic format to LSE.Cities@LSE.ac.uk :

– a completed application form;

– an updated CV;

– a statement of maximum 2 pages describing your motivation and how you expect to contribute to the work being undertaken at LSE Cities. Please include details on your proposed research agenda and how it fits with the centre’s research goals, as well as any LSE Cities projects which are of particular interest to you.

Only complete applications are assured full consideration.

Applications are welcome at any time throughout the academic year but we strongly advise candidates to apply at least six weeks in advance of the expected starting date.