LSE Philosophy seeks applications for an Assistant Professorship in Philosophy, to start 1 September 2021.

The deadline for this post has now passed.

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.

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. 

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, which is attached to the 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.

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