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Assistant Professor in Law (Criminal Law/Criminology)

London School of Economics and Political Science - Department of Law

Location: London
Salary: £55,974 + per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st November 2019
Closes: 29th November 2019

LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university 

Salaries will be on the appropriate salary scale and will be commensurate with experience, taking into account pay equity within the Department. 

The salary scale starts at £55,974 per annum (pay award pending) and the salary scale can be found on the LSE website   

To support our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes and to strengthen further our research profile, we are seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Law who can contribute to teaching in Criminal Law and Criminology. 

The post holder will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high quality teaching as instructed by the Head of Department, and participating in the School and wider Department activities. 

Candidates should have the ability, as evidenced by existing publications or potential to publish in top journals, to establish an international reputation in Criminal Law or Criminology. They will have a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications. Candidates should have a PhD or its research equivalent (or be close to obtaining a PhD) in Law or Criminology by the post start date and be committed to high quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment for students. 

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 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 29 November 2019 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications. 

Interviews are expected to take place on 10 March 2020.  The anticipated start date for this position is 1 July 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, no later than 1 September 2020.

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