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Assistant Professor in Gender and Sexuality

London School of Economics and Political Science
United Kingdom
$54,984.00 - $54,984.00
Posted Date
Sep 17, 2018

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities, Women's & Gender Studies
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Full Time
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Gender Studies

Assistant Professor in Gender and Sexuality

Salary is no less than £54,984 per annum (pay award pending) and the salary scale can be found on the LSE website


The Department of Gender Studies (formerly known as the Gender Institute) was established in 1993 to address the major intellectual challenges posed by contemporary changes in gender relations. This remains a central aim of the Department today, which is the largest research and teaching unit of its kind in Europe. In our research and teaching we aim to combine theory and practice with an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective.

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Professor with outstanding research potential (see below) to teach on our MSc programme in Gender. The successful candidate will join a team providing postgraduate teaching to students from an interdisciplinary range of backgrounds. They will also be expected to conduct and publish outstanding quality research. In addition to teaching on and convening the MSc programme in Gender (Sexuality), the successful candidate will also supervise dissertations and PhD students, contribute to team-taught courses in interdisciplinary gender theories, epistemologies and methodologies, or other courses as directed. You will contribute actively to the life of the Department, enjoy working as part of a team, and possess the ability to adapt to its varying demands. 

Candidates should have, and be able to demonstrate in their applications, expertise and research interests in at least one of the following areas:

Sexuality and ethics in research practice;

Transnational and/or Intersectional approaches to sexuality;

Histories of sexuality or the field of Sexuality Studies;

LGBT/queer theory;

Sexual citizenship and/or rights;

Sexuality, borders and migration;

Sexuality and political, cultural or visual representation;

Postcolonial and/or decolonial approaches to sexuality

You will also need to have a completed PhD, or be close to obtaining a PhD, in gender or sexuality studies by the post start date; a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications; and a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications. The ability to teach at postgraduate level is required, and experience in teaching gender and sexuality at postgraduate level is desirable.

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.

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.

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 Professor Clare Hemmings,

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 October 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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