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Research Fellow in Racial Inequality

London School of Economics and Political Science - International Inequalities Institute

Location: London
Salary: £46,792 to £54,094 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £60,244 pa inclusive of London allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th November 2021
Closes: 13th December 2021

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

For this post, we particularly welcome applications from women and people from minority ethnic groups.

This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years.

 The International Inequalities Institute (III) has been established by LSE in response both to the growing international concern about inequality and its consequences and to the high level of interest across all of the School’s departments and disciplines in inequality.  The Atlantic Fellows in Social and Economic Equity programme based in III is committed to building a community of people who are “committed to using collective leadership to work towards social and economic justice for all”.

 Applications are invited from outstanding researchers for a twenty-four month Research Fellow post to work on Racial Inequality.   The post holder will be expected to conduct original academic research on substantive research topics which will lead to high quality academic publications, and to play a full part in the research culture of the III and in developing research initiatives. The post will start on 1st March 2022, or as soon as practicable afterwards.

 Candidates should have :

 A completed PhD in Anthropology, Economics, Gender, Geography, History, Law, Media & Communications, Political Science, Social Policy, Sociology, or another related social science discipline or subject area

 

  • Experience in conducting original academic research on substantive research topics that relate to racial inequality.
  • Proven methodological skills (quantitative or qualitative) which demonstrate the capacity to conduct original and rigorous research on racial inequality
  • Ability to analyse and research complex ideas, concepts or theories and develop a coherent programme of research
  • Experience of taking responsibility for research projects, from instigation to completion
  • Commitment to collaborative working with the Atlantic Fellows programme
  • Experience of teaching relevant to racial inequality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Evidence of publications of high academic standard
  • Ability to present research findings to a variety of academic and non-academic audiences
  • Ability to play a part in the interdisciplinary research culture of the III
  • Experience of line management of junior researchers
  • Ability to take responsibility for and work independently on specific project tasks

 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 https://jobs.lse.ac.uk. 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 E.Ryan@lse.ac.uk.  

 The closing date for receipt of applications is 13th December 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications. 

 Interviews are likely to be held virtually in w/c 17th January 2022

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