Professor in Psychological and Behavioural Science

December 31, 2021
Social Sciences, Psychology, Behavioural Neuroscience
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
London, United Kingdom
salary scale starts at £89,502 per annum GBP

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 a world-leading specialist in Psychological and Behavioural Science, who can forge strong inter-disciplinary links across the LSE, in the UK and the rest of the world. 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 Department as a leading global player in the field.

The post holder will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high quality teaching as instructed by the Head of Department, and participating in the School and wider Department activities.
Candidates should have expertise and research interests in Psychological and Behavioural Science, specifically Social, Organisational and Cognate areas and a PhD in Psychological and Behavioural Science or a related discipline. Candidates should also have a proven and significant record of outstanding research, as evidenced by existing publications of world leading quality. An outstanding international reputation in Psychological and Behavioural Science, a track record in successfully bidding for external funding, and the ability to undertake research that has impact and engage in knowledge exchange is also essential. They should also have a significant track record of excellence in teaching Psychological and Behavioural Science at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with a commitment to fostering a positive learning environment for students. Candidates should have an established track record in providing leadership in advancing research and teaching and in departmental administration and strategic decision-making.

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 grants policy 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 Professor Liam Delaney,

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 December 2021 (23.59 UK time). We are unable to accept any late applications.

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