LSE Fellow in Gender and Security

London School of Economics and Political Science - Department of Gender Studies

This is a fixed term appointment for 12 months.

The Department of Gender Studies was established in 1993 as the Gender Institute to address the major intellectual challenges posed by contemporary changes in gender relations. This remains a central aim of the Institute today, which is the largest research and teaching unit of its kind in Europe. The Gender Institute is interested in mapping and intervening in the gendered nature of social processes, and believes that an integrated interdisciplinary and global approach is needed to do so. In our research and teaching we aim to combine theory and practice with an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective. 

We are looking to recruit a candidate at the level of LSE Fellow in Gender and Security to teach on our MSc programme in Women, Peace and Security as well as contribute to our core course in gender theory or gender research.

Candidates should have completed or be close to completing a PhD in social sciences, humanities or related subject or a closely related subject, by the post start date; A very good knowledge of and developing research record in the inter-related fields of gender and security and a focus on one or more of the following: gender and peacemaking, conflict resolution, peace building and post-conflict reconstruction; human rights, international law and transitional justice; countering violent extremism, securitisation; political economy approaches to violence; sexuality, embodiment and war; critical military studies; the humanitarian and aid industry or other related fields. Candidates should also have excellent communication and presentation skills; the ability to work in close partnership with fellow teachers, including on a one-on-one basis and in small groups, and to provide effective support, as necessary. Demonstrable teaching experience in gender studies and areas within the Women, Peace and Security agenda and relevant teaching experience at graduate level would be desirable.

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 linked to in the advert on the LSE website.

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The closing date for receipt of applications is 11th May 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

An LSE Fellowship is intended to be an entry route to an academic career and is deemed by the School to be a career development position.  As such, applicants who have already been employed as a LSE Fellow for three years in total are not eligible to apply. If you have any queries about this please contact the HR Division.

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