Montague Burton Chair of International Relations

London School of Economics and Political Science - Department of International Relations

The Department of International Relations wishes to appoint a new Montague Burton Chair of International Relations. The Montague Burton Chair was established in 1934 and is one of the oldest International Relations Chairs in the United Kingdom. 

We invite applications from eminent scholars of outstanding international reputation in International Relations, with a proven record of influential publications and leadership in the discipline. The successful candidate will have: published work of the highest quality in top-ranked scholarly journals and university presses; a strong intellectual vision for the field’s future development; a clear and viable strategy for future outstanding research and publication; and a significant track record of excellence in teaching in one or more of the main areas of teaching covered by the Department. Candidates should have a completed PhD in International Relations, Political Science or a closely related subject.

The successful candidate should also have a record in providing intellectual leadership in advancing scholarly research, have experience of and a commitment to supervise PhD and Masters students and have experience of advancing PhD training and placement. The post holder should have the potential ability to provide leadership in effective departmental administration and contribute to strategic decision-making in the Department.

Further information about the Department and its research can be found at

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

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

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