LSE Law School Academic Recruitment Process

Given our commitment to identifying and nurturing future talent, the LSE Law School normally advertises new academic positions at Assistant Professor level only. We usually advertise new and open academic positions in the Autumn term (usually in October/November) of the current academic year on the LSE jobs website and on



Following the closing of the application period, the Law School’s Selection Committee will shortlist candidates. Those who are shortlisted will be invited to give a presentation to LSE Law faculty. This is followed by a formal interview which will normally take place on the day after the presentation. The presentation and interview normally take place in Winter Term (between January – March).  Prior to the presentation, shortlisted applicants will be provided with information on the nature of the presentation and how best to approach it.  The Law School will pay reasonable travel and subsistence expenses, and accommodation costs for all shortlisted candidates to attend the presentation and interview.

The interview panel will normally consist of four members, the Chair, two from the Law School and one member from other LSE departments or schools. Successful candidates will be informed in the week following the interview. Feedback is provided for those who are not successful. The start date of posts is usually the following September.

We are committed to ensuring that our faculty is diverse and representative and strongly encourage applications from under-represented groups. We continually review our recruitment processes with a view to increasing the diversity of our faculty.