Assistant Professor in Psychological and Behavioural Science
London School of Economics, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science
United Kingdom

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science


Assistant Professor in Psychological and Behavioural Science


Salary is competitive with peer institutions and commensurate with experience, taking into account pay equity within the Department. The salary scale starts at £54,984 per annum (pay award pending) and can be found on the LSE website

In addition to the salary, this post may attract significant pay supplements.


The Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science teaches and conducts cutting-edge research that is both based in and applied to the real world. We are looking for someone who is on the path to becoming a world-leading specialist in a core area of psychological and behavioural science, such as (but not limited to) developmental psychology or personality and individual differences, and who can forge strong inter-disciplinary links across the school. The successful candidate will not only be an outstanding researcher, but also an inspirational teacher who will be a core part of the team that positions our new BSc in Behavioural Science as a leading global degree that attracts the best students from across the UK and around the world.


The post holder will be expected to play a major role in ensuring the success of the new BSc in Psychological and Behavioural Science. The LSE is committed to research-based education, and the principal teaching focus will be to deliver core training in the post-holder’s area of research expertise, such as in developmental psychology, personality and individual differences.


Candidates should have expertise and research interests in Psychological and Behavioural Science, with a completed PhD by or near the post start date. They should have the ability to teach Psychological and Behavioural Science at undergraduate levels, and a track record or trajectory of internationally excellent publications. They should also have a clear, well developed and viable strategy for future outstanding research that has the potential to result in world-leading publications , and an ability to engage in knowledge exchange..


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 Prof Bradley Franks,


The closing date for receipt of applications is 2nd January 2019 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.


Interviews will take place in March 2019.

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