LSEUPR Recruitment for Research Director 2021/22


  • Organising the activities of the LSEUPR Research Teams
  • Hiring the Research Teams
  • Ensuring the Research Teams have enough faculty support
  • Assisting the Research Teams with conference presenting opportunities
  • With the assistance of the UPR Editorial Team, drafting and publishing the work of the Research Teams
  • Promoting the undertaking of undergraduate research within the wider LSE student body
  • Participate in UPR ExCo roundtable meetings



  • Team management experience
  • Previous research experience
  • Interest in and commitment to the UPR mission.
  • Ability to work flexibly within a busy team environment and willingness to support fellow members of the team
  • Time management skills – able to delegate efficiently
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the confidence to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, with fellow students and staff at all levels


  • Previous experience in conducting academic research (e.g. as a research intern or assistant).

What you can expect to gain from the role: 

  • Learn about the research methods available to social science researchers.
  • Improve your team management, leadership and communication skills.
  • Exposure to like minded peers and academics.
  • Play a leading role in co-ordinating and producing undergraduate research.

 How to apply:

To apply, please submit the following documents to with the subject line “Research Director – [First Name, Last Name]”:

  • A copy of your CV 
  • A cover letter that addresses the following questions:
  1. Why are you applying for this position? What are your motivations?
  2. What relevant experience do you have?
  3. What are your research interests in politics?
  4. What relevant leadership experience do you have?
  5. How many hours per week could you realistically commit to this rolet?

Deadline: Midnight BST on Monday 5th April 2021

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