Assistant Professor
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: Houghton Street, Department of Economics, London, WC2A 2AE, United Kingdom
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: 2022-09-05
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Current search status: Position filled
Posting end date: 16 Mar 2022
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video starting December, 2021.
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Department of Economics

Assistant Professorship

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. These posts are subject to budgetary approval.

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 LSE is £56,814 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 5th September 2022.

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

Please read this section carefully:

Please note that you must complete your personal details on our LSE Online Recruitment System as well as on EJM, otherwise your application will be incomplete and will not be considered by the Recruitment Committee.

To apply for this post on our Recruitment system, please go to and search for Assistant Professor, Department of Economics.

You will not need to upload any additional documentation on the LSE HR system. All documentation should be uploaded to the EJM website only.

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 note that the post will be live on EconJobMarket and the LSE HR system from 11th October 2021.

Interviews will take place virtually, during the week beginning 13th December 2021.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 17th November 2021 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.

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