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Academics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine share a collective purpose to improve health worldwide. With global presence and collaboration at its heart, the School is uniquely qualified to make a difference.

Whether we are deploying research in real time in response to the Ebola crisis, developing innovative programmes to tackle major health threats at home and overseas, or training the next generation of public and global health leaders and researchers, our efforts make an impact where it is needed most. That’s why we were named Times Higher Education’s University of the Year 2016.

If you want to join our world-leading community and help us improve health worldwide, get in touch. The School is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are looking to recruit, both in the UK and globally, to enhance our strengths in a number of areas.

For specific posts please see below. For speculative applications send us your CV and covering letter (one side of A4) with details of your most important research grants and published papers from the last two years: jobs@lshtm.ac.uk.

We’re looking for Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors across a range of research areas. We are particularly interested in hearing from aspiring future research leaders looking for a period of funded time in order to apply for the next level of fellowship, including career development, intermediate and senior fellowships.

There is the opportunity to link a professorial position in any of the research areas to the roles of Pro-Director Learning, Teaching and Enhancement (.6FTE) and Head of a new Doctoral College (.5FTE). There is also an opportunity to link an associate professor position in Global Mental Health to the role of Programme Director, MSc Global Mental Health (.5 FTE). These roles are fixed term, renewable. Further information on these roles is available on request.

Research expertise we want to expand

Speculative applications are invited for academic appointments at levels appropriate to your experience and achievements. The successful candidates will conduct internationally competitive, externally funded research in the general fields listed below. Successful candidates will also provide teaching, supervision and mentorship to students, contribute appropriately to management and leadership at department, faculty and School levels, and contribute to the external academic community and to knowledge translation.

Antimicrobial Resistance – all aspects from novel antibiotic design and epidemiology to prevention and control, social science and economics

Big Data for Public and Global Health - including “omics”, machine learning, informatics and electronic health records

Digital Applications in Health – eg wearables, e-health, m-health

Economics of Health - health system economics, economic evaluation, macroeconomics, behavioural economics, econometrics

Global Chronic Conditions – Burden and evidence synthesis, epidemiology and control including trials and health systems/services research

Global Mental Health – Epidemiology and control, including trials and health services/system research

Immunology of Infectious Diseases - pathogenesis, immunoepidemiology, vaccines

Malaria Control - clinical epidemiology and control, trials

Neglected Tropical Diseases - including arboviruses, molecular biology, NTD epidemiology and control, trials and mathematical modelling

Social and Political Sciences and Health - social science research on quality of care; sociological and inter-disciplinary research on social and environmental influences on health; political science of health and health care; policy analysis of global health. 

Statistical and Epidemiological Methodology

UK Health Services Research

UK Public Health Research - diet and nutrition, alcohol, complex evaluation and implementation science

Vaccine Research - laboratory, epidemiology, trials, social science, economics

Virology - emerging infections, HIV, vaccine development.

Specific posts currently available
 
Professors - person specification

Permanent positions available. The appointee will be able to demonstrate a sustained and strong international reputation based on an extensive track record of externally funded research with a major influence on knowledge and a significant impact beyond academia. The appointee will be able to demonstrate achievements as a research-informed teacher, leader and innovator within higher education.

Qualifications and skills: PhD or equivalent

Knowledge Generation: International research profile and reputation with acknowledged contributions to knowledge; demonstrable abilities to lead and manage research and mentor early career researchers; evidence of effective support to doctoral students for timely and successful completions and publishing thesis research

Education: Evidence of achievements as a research-informed teacher, leader and innovator within higher education

Management and administration: Evidence of substantial contributions to the functioning and development of an academic or professional community

External contributions: Acknowledged contributions to the external academic community and knowledge translation beyond academia

Personal attributes:

  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Clear ability to work well under pressure
  • Excellent organisational and management skills
  • Supportive and tolerant
  • Demonstrable ability to work within multidisciplinary teams
Associate Professors - person specification

Permanent positions available. The appointee will have extensive academic experience and a national or international reputation in their field of research. The appointee will be expected to be able to demonstrate their independence through their body of original, externally funded research, and to have demonstrable ability as an educator.

Qualifications and skills: PhD or equivalent

Knowledge Generation: Proven ability and substantial achievements in research, with evidence of current excellence as an academic researcher and strong upwards trajectory; demonstrable abilities to lead research and manage it effectively; evidence of effective support to doctoral students for timely and successful completions and publishing thesis research

Education: Proven ability as a research-informed educator in higher education

Management and administration: Clear contributions to the functioning and development of an academic or professional community

External contributions: Broad engagement in the external academic community and knowledge translation beyond academia

Personal attributes:

  • Good leadership skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good organisational and management skills
  • Supportive and tolerant
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
Assistant Professors - person specification

Fixed term positions available. The appointee will have demonstrated their ability to produce independent, high quality research and have developed the skills to engage in teaching and supervision.

Qualifications and skills: PhD or equivalent

Knowledge Generation: Evidence of ability and achievements in research, with evidence of independent contributions and a clear trajectory towards excellence as an academic researcher; evidence of ability to support and guide less experienced researchers; good evidence of abilities to manage research effectively and evidence of early leadership skills

Education: Evidence of basic competence in teaching and assessment, and the potential and initiative to develop as a research-informed educator within higher education

Management and administration: Evidence of contributions to the functioning and development of an academic or professional community

External contributions: Evidence of contribution to the external academic community and knowledge translation beyond academia

Personal attributes:

  • Good leadership skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good organisational and management skills
  • Supportive and tolerant
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
Generic role description for all positions

Knowledge Generation

  • To deliver high quality research & scholarship in the agreed field of study, individually and in collaboration with others, by developing and maintaining a research grant portfolio from good* research funders, publishing peer-reviewed outputs and generating and securing (where relevant) intellectual property;
  • To participate in research degree supervision and examination;
  • To lead and manage research teams and promote and ensure compliance of self and others with good practice in relation to the conduct of research, the ethics policy, and other relevant School policies; To support the development of early-career researchers.

Education

  • To deliver high quality education and assessment in relation to the agree subject area and within the broader area covered by the department and disciplinary field;
  • To contribute to the improvement of the quality of the School’s education, by participating in the development and review of new and updated learning and teaching materials or approaches, and/or improving assessment practices, and/or improving aspects of the student experience;
  • To support educational leadership and management by active participation in Faculty and Programme or curriculum leadership roles, as appropriate, and by collaborating with professional services staff both centrally and in the Faculty office in carrying out relevant administrative processes.

Internal Contribution

  • To demonstrate good internal citizenship by undertaking PDRs and promoting staff development, and by participating in the recruitment, mentoring and support of more junior colleagues as appropriate;
  • To participate in the activities of School committees and undertake a leadership or administrative role at School/Faculty/Department level, as appropriate.

External Contribution

  • To demonstrate good external citizenship by linking with and supporting appropriate external organisations;
  • To promote knowledge translation and enterprise by exploiting academic knowledge beyond academia.

Professional Development and Training

  • To keep up-to-date with the latest research/thinking in the subject area and with changes to pedagogic practice within the School and more generally;
  • To undertake and successfully complete the mandatory training required by the School appropriate to the role.

General

All academic staff are free within the law to question and test received wisdom, and put forward new ideas and controversial or unpopular opinions, to enable the School to engage in research and promote learning to the highest possible standards.

All staff at the School are also expected to:

  • Act at all times in the School’s best interests;
  • Treat School staff, students and visitors with courtesy and respect at all times;
  • Comply fully with School policies, procedures and administrative processes relevant to the role including when acting as Principal Investigator, accepting academic, managerial, financing and ethical responsibility for a project;
  • Uphold and support the School’s values (as set out in the School Strategy document);
  • Act as ambassadors for the School when hosting visitors or attending external events.

* Good research funders are: Research Councils; Government Departments; NIHR; National and overseas charities recognised by HEFCE for QR; Overseas research councils or equivalent including NIH; EU; other agencies (eg NGOs, commercial companies) supporting commissioned research that is consistent with School's mission and meets School's cost recovery targets.