Professor in Gender and Conflict (0.5 FTE)/Director, Centre for Women Peace & Security (0.5 FTE for 5 years in first instance)

London School of Economics and Political Science – Department of Gender Studies and Centre for Women Peace & Security within the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA)

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Commencing 1 August 2018

Salary is competitive and not less than £85,195 pa

The post is an open-ended 0.5 FTE Professorship in the Department of Gender Studies and a 0.5 FTE Directorship of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security located in the Institute of Global Affairs, which is for a fixed-term of 5 years in the first instance. Depending on funding availability and satisfactory performance, the 0.5 FTE Directorship of the Centre can be extended for another fixed-term period. In its absence, the post will revert to the 0.5 FTE Professorship in the Department of Gender Studies only.

The Department of Gender Studies was established as the Gender Institute 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. The Centre for Women, Peace and Security is a leading academic space for scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and students to develop strategies to promote justice, human rights and participation of women in conflict-affected situations around the world.

The Centre for Women, Peace and Security seeks an outstanding individual to build on its existing achievements. This next 5-year phase of the Centre’s development calls for a skilled advocate to provide intellectual and strategic leadership and further advance the Centre’s programmes of cutting-edge and policy-relevant research, education, and cross-sector engagement.

The Department of Gender Studies seeks a Professor to provide ongoing leadership on the MSc in Women, Peace and Security, to co-teach on the core courses for this degree and provide additional teaching in the department in a specialist areas.

In addition to holding a PhD in a relevant discipline or related inter-disciplinary field, successful candidates will have expertise and research interests in the field of women, peace and security. This includes specialisation in one or more of the following: gender theory; interdisciplinary methodologies; international law (human rights, humanitarian and criminal law); security studies; sexual and gender-based violence; theorising policy and practice relating to the women, peace and security agenda; conflict resolution; securitisation, terrorism and violent extremism; peace, peacebuilding and statebuilding; transitional justice; political economy; sexuality, embodiment and war; critical military studies; the humanitarian and aid industries or related fields.

Successful candidates will have a significant track record of excellence in teaching at the postgraduate level; experience and commitment to supervise PhD students; an outstanding international reputation; a proven record of outstanding research as evidenced by existing publications of the highest quality, at least two of which must be world-leading; a strategy for future outstanding research that will result in further world-leading publications; and a track record in successfully bidding for external funding.

Successful candidates will have a demonstrable record of intellectual and strategic leadership and team management, and experience of mentoring and developing colleagues to support them in their career development. A track record in providing leadership in effective departmental administration and contributing to strategic decision-making is also essential.

Further details and the other criteria used for selecting the successful candidate can be found in the Person Specification.

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.

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 (Gender Studies) or Professor Erik Berglof (IGA)

The closing date for receipt of applications is 13 March 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.