LSE Fellow in Political Science



Job description

London, England

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

This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years from 2nd September 2019, with a further extension of up to one year, subject to funding.

The Department of Government seeks to make one fixed-term fellowship appointment in the field of political science and political economy.  The successful candidate will play a role in the teaching and coordination of the MSc in Political Science and Political Economy and the BSc Government and Economics and will actively contribute to the Department’s research in political science and public policy.

Applicants should have or be close to obtaining a PhD in political science or a closely related discipline by the post start date.  Good quantitative skills and advanced knowledge of applied game theory in Political Science and Political Economy; a developing research record in Political Science and Political Economy; and excellent communication and presentation skills are all essential.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

How to apply

To apply for this post, please go to 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

The closing date for receipt of applications is 14 January 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

An LSE Fellowship is intended to be an entry route to an academic career and is deemed by the School to be a career development position.  As such, applicants who have already been employed as a LSE Fellow for three years in total are not eligible to apply. If you have any queries about this please contact the HR Division.

LSE is a specialist university with an international intake and a global reach. Its research and teaching span the full breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance.