LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university
We particularly welcome applications from women, people of minority backgrounds and from the global south
International Inequalities Institute
Assistant Professorial Lecturer in Social and Economic Equity – Education Career Track
(Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme)
Salary is no less than £54,984 per annum (pay award pending) and the salary scale can be found on the LSE website
This is an open ended, full-time appointment
We are building a global community of change-makers committed to championing social and economic equity. Join us in shaping a unique fellowship experience that combines academic knowledge, leadership development, community-building and values.
We are the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity (AFSEE) programme, established in 2016 through a 20-year, £64m gift from Atlantic Philanthropies. Our goal is to harness ground-breaking research and activism to cultivate a sustainable, catalytic and effective community of Fellows working towards social and economic equity at a global scale. Our Fellows are social change leaders committed to understanding and challenging the root causes of inequality, and experienced in fighting for a fairer world through grassroots networks, civil society, campaigning organisations and beyond. We work with global partners as part of a broader network of seven ground-breaking Atlantic Fellowship programmes focusing on racial, health and social equity through a range of engagements around the world.
We are looking for an Assistant Professorial Lecturer in Social and Economic Equity to shape and deliver a truly transformative fellowship experience that upholds AFSEE’s strategic vision and values. Working alongside an Associate Professor and the AFSEE team, the Assistant Professorial Lecturer will be responsible for fostering a distinct and vibrant space of learning, growth and connection.
The post-holder will have responsibility for our Fellows’ broader learning journey, providing strategic insight into the nature, balance and optimal interaction between academic and non-academic components to ensure delivery of a powerful experience suited to the characteristics of our Fellows. The Assistant Professorial Lecturer will lead teaching that enhances Fellows’ capacities to effect social change by supporting them to leverage academic insights, hone their leadership and benefit from the full range of inputs provided by the Fellowship. They will provide inspiring and innovative ideas about connecting research to a systemic change agenda in ways that are relevant to our Fellows, and will have the ability to work effectively and creatively with practitioners, activists and change-makers from diverse backgrounds who are deeply engaged in tackling pressing societal issues.
The successful candidate will have:
· Ability to provide course and/or programme leadership, including course design, development and delivery, with a focus on harnessing global, inter-disciplinary perspectives and on connecting research to policy change and practice.
· A PhD in a social science discipline by the post start date (May 2019).
· Research in issues related to social and economic inequalities and/or processes of social change.
· Evidence of a strong track record in innovative and creative teaching, particularly in learning experiences suitable for learners from diverse backgrounds (notably: activists/practitioners/researchers; learners from various class/ethnic/racial/linguistic backgrounds; learners from the Global South).
· A strong understanding of the needs of emerging leaders working for social change (particularly those from the Global South and from grassroots social movements).
· Substantial knowledge of Global South experiences of social and economic inequality that integrate intersectional perspectives.
· Ability to facilitate and navigate complex and difficult discussions regarding questions of intersectional inequalities, positionality, power, privilege and processes of social change.
Although the post will be full time within the International Inequalities Institute, it is expected that the appointee will be affiliated to one of LSE’s Departments.
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.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12th March 2019. Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.