Assistant Professorship
Advertiser: Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
Field(s) of specialization: Any field
Position type(s): Assistant Professor
Location of job: London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economics, Houghton Street, London, London, WC2A 2AE, United Kingdom (map)
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 1 Nov 2019
Application deadline: 13 Nov 2019 (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 16 Mar 2020
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted at
Ad text:


The Department of Economics invites applications from strong candidates in any field of specialisation.  The number of posts available will depend on funding and the Department’s requirements.


You will teach undergraduate and graduate students, as well as carrying out research.


You must have expertise and research interests in Economics and/or Econometrics, as well as an ability to establish an international reputation in these fields. You will have completed a PhD, or be close to obtaining a PhD, in Economics or a related discipline by the post start date.


You will have a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications. Furthermore, a proven ability, as evidenced by existing publications, or potential to publish in top journals or with leading book publishers in Economics and/or Econometrics. 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 should have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to teach Economics and/or Econometrics at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.


The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.


Salary is competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide. The minimum starting salary for Assistant Professor at the LSE is £53,905 pa inclusive. In addition, this post will attract a significant market salary supplement which reflects current market conditions.


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.


The posts are tenable from 2 September 2020.


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


To apply for this post, please go to If 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 


Please read this section carefully:


1.    Please note that you must complete your personal details on our Online Recruitment System.  To do this, please click on the ‘apply’ button in the bottom left hand corner of the vacancy summary screen.  You will not be prompted to attach any supporting documents on the online system.


2.    All of your application documents (as per the How to Apply document) should be uploaded at using this advert on  Please note that the post will be live on EconJobMarket from 30th September 2019


3.    We will be interviewing for the position either in London or at the European Economic Association job market for economists in Rotterdam, Netherlands, December 18 and 19.  We will not be interviewing at AEA at all this year so you will need to be available for either EEA or at the LSE, London.

You must complete steps 1 and 2; otherwise your application will be incomplete and cannot be considered by the Junior Recruitment Committee.


The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 13th November 2019 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.




Submission materials required
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Additional paper (optional)
  • Other material (in one file) (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 3
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