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Professor in Practice in Public Policy

London School of Economics and Political Science - School of Public Policy

Location: London
Salary: £89,502 + per annum (pay award pending)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th December 2019
Closes: 5th April 2020

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 £89,502 per annum (pay award pending) and can be found on the LSE website 

This is a fixed term appointment for three years. 

The LSE School of Public Policy equip students with the skills and ideas to transform people and societies. We are an international community where ideas and practice meet, creating professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance. 

A Professor in Practice will have a high standing and reputation in their field that will enhance the School’s reputation for excellence in teaching, public engagement and/or research. They will have a demonstrable track record of senior professional experience in business and/or public affairs; an extensive network of contacts and a preparedness to leverage such contacts in the interests of the LSE; excellent presentational skills; and the ability to relate to and to enthuse graduate students. 

The post-holder will develop taught courses in public policy within their academic and practitioner specialism and will contribute to seminars and/or the supervision of Capstone projects, as agreed with the Academic Director and the Dean of the School of Public Policy. The post-holder will help  to support a rich and engaging learning environment for our high-calibre students; will also undertake their own research and through LSE’s networks in appropriate fields; and will be expected to further develop his/her networks in the policy-making community and to leverage these contacts for the benefit of our students through curriculum enrichment, research projects and guest speakers. 

The post-holder will join LSE’s world-leading and vibrant research community in the social sciences. Faculty of the School of Public Policy will ensure the integration of the post-holder into that research community, in which they will be expected to play a full part. 

Candidates must have substantial experience of high-level policy making and a high standing and reputation in a professional field relevant to the teaching and scholarship of the LSE School of Public Policy. A PhD is not an essential requirement for this post but is desirable; good understanding of the academic scholarship that underpins policy-making and practice is however essential. Candidates require excellent written and oral communication skills preferably with some relevant teaching experience at the graduate level. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate an ability to foster an engaging and supportive learning environment. 

The role is offered for a term of three years. 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 Paul Sullivan, the Department Manager, on   

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5 April 2020 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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