Assistant Professor in Social/Community Psychology, London School of Economics

Sep 23, 2014

Department of Social Psychology
Assistant Professor in Social Psychology/Community Psychology

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates in the fields of social, community and/or health
psychology, who have a particular interest in the role of collective action or health communication in
advancing health and well-being in global settings. In addition to general teaching in the Department of
Social Psychology, the successful candidate will contribute to two of the Department’s MSc
programmes: the MSc in Health, Community and Development and the MSc in Social and Public

The Department has a particular interest in the development of theoretical frameworks that inform and
advance concrete programmes of real-world collective action for health (ranging from e.g. peer
education to community mobilisation to social movements) and health communication (ranging from
e.g. face-to-face encounters to old and new social media), especially in contexts of local and global
health inequalities.

You must have completed your PhD, teaching experience and an established or emerging track
record of excellent research. We expect candidates to have a commitment to critical intellectual
engagement marked by inter-disciplinarity and real-world research, multiple methodologies and an
understanding of psychology as a social science. We are not interested in candidates who specialise
in desk or laboratory research. Please take a look at the department’s website and research interests
before you apply. Professional experience outside of academia would be seen as an advantage.

For half a century, the Department of Social Psychology has been the home of Societal Psychology
and a leading centre for research in real world settings. We have a strong tradition of work in the
‘scholar-activist’ tradition. We do field research in five continents and our student population includes
more than 50 nationalities. In addition to our MSc programmes, we also have a thriving PhD research
student community.

Overall, the Department’s current domains of interest are organisational social psychology, community
development and health, social and cultural psychology, social and public communication and
consumer psychology. Collegiality is one of our values; we want an open team player who will engage
and contribute to our current research and teaching.

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.
Full application details can be obtained at If you cannot download the
forms, email or call 020 7955 6659.

Last date for receiving applications is midnight (UK time) on 31 December 2014. Regrettably,
we cannot accept late applications.


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