• Work in a close-knit team to pitch and publish content supporting political science
research at the undergraduate level and to introduce the field to the wider LSE
• Such content (open to discussion) would include:
o Articles and compilations published on the UPR website covering topics such
§ Introductions to the fields of political science (political economy, political
theory etc.) to non-political science students;
§ Aspects of research design for student researchers;
§ Quantitative/statistical packages for student researchers.
o GovPod research podcasts (joint collaboration with the Government Society)
§ Assist in conducting 10-15 min interviews with undergraduate and
graduate students who have conducted past research (dissertations,
long-form summative essays etc.).
• The end-goal of the Academic Division is to create a corpus of publicly available
research and academic materials published on the UPR/Government Department
websites targeted for current and future reference by LSE students.
• As Deputy Director (Academics) of the fledgling Academic Division, you will have a
high degree of independence and creative autonomy to explore and achieve the above
aims with the UPR Team (or indeed, propose more).
• Time to commit: the expected workload for this role is around 5-10 hours per week.
Although skills such as research experience are valued, your interest and commitment to the
UPR and our vision of supporting undergraduate research is the most important factor.
• Enthusiasm for the field of political science and politics research.
• Interest in and keen commitment to the UPR and its mission of promoting research at
the undergraduate level.
• Strong writing and communication skills.
• Must be a current LSE undergraduate student from any department.
• Past research experience (as an intern, RA etc.) in a social science subject, particularly
in political science, economics, international relations, or related fields.
• Experience with research design courses (e.g. GV249, SP201).
• Experience with statistics courses (e.g. ST107, ST201)
• Particular interests or research experience in one or more subfields of political science
(e.g. Political Theory, Comparative Politics).
How to Apply:
To apply please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line as
“[First Name Last Name] – Deputy Director (Academics) Application” and be sure to include:
• A copy of your CV
• A brief cover letter explaining why you want this role and why you think you are the
best candidate for it.
Deadline: 2 October 2020, 5PM BST
[ We expect to hire 2 candidates, based on the quality of applications ]