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Assistant Professor in Modern South Asian History

London School of Economics and Political Science - Department of International History

Location: London
Salary: Salary is competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide and the minimum salary for an Assistant Professor at the LSE is £61,446 pa inclusive.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th November 2023
Closes: 22nd January 2024

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Salary is competitive with Departments at our peer institutions worldwide and the minimum salary for an Assistant Professor at the LSE is  £61,446 pa inclusive. The full salary scale can be found on the LSE website

The Department of International History is seeking to make an appointment for an Assistant Professor in Modern South Asian History. We invite applications from candidates with research potential and a developing record of publications in top journals, or with leading book publishers, in the history of modern South Asia (ca 1850-2000). We are especially interested in candidates who study South Asia with respect to international, transnational and global developments in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and who have a capacity to undertake research in at least one South Asian language. Applications are welcome on themes that include conflict, empires, political movements, the environment, gender and caste.

The successful candidate will have a completed PhD in history or be close to obtaining a PhD in history by the post start date. They will be expected to offer new courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in modern South Asian history (ca 1850-2000), as well as contribute to existing programmes and courses, including the MSc in Empires, Colonialism and Globalisation. They will have a clear, well developed and viable strategy for conducting and publishing future world-class research in the history of modern South Asia. They will also be expected to supervise dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate  level, and to supervise students for the PhD programme.

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 documentjob description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to www.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 Professor Marc David Baer at email address:(m.d.baer@lse.ac.uk). 

The closing date for receipt of applications is,  Monday 22nd January 2024 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Please note: candidates’ presentations for this post are likely to take place on Wednesday  28th February 2024.

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