Assistant Professor in Demography

Interview Date: Tuesday 10 October 2023

LSHTM is seeking to appoint a 4-year Assistant Professor in Demography and Population Health. This is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established and highly regarded group of demographers and population scientists embedded within a world-leading School for public and global health. The role will help shape future demographic research in low and middle income countries and strengthen teaching at LSHTM. 

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

The postholder will work closely with Dr. José Manuel Aburto and will join the Population Studies Group  (PSG), in the Department of Population Health at LSHTM. The postholder’s primary role will be to strengthen research and teaching on formal demography or statistical demography (with open specialization, for example: mortality, fertility or migration) to better understand population dynamics in low and middle income countries. PSG is a vibrant hub of demographers as well as staff from a wide variety of other disciplines who work on demographic and related subjects.

The ideal applicant will have good quantitative background with qualifications and experience in mathematical demography, statistics, causal inference, or other relevant discipline with strong quantitative components. Evidence of interest and work in low and middle income countries are essential. Candidates should also have experience working with complex datasets, missing information, ideally related to demographic components. Candidates should also have strong programming skills. Further particulars are included in the job description.

Candidates are encouraged to contact Brass Blacker Associate Professor José Manuel Aburto ([email protected] ) for an informal discussion about this post. 

This full-time and fixed term post is available immediately (there is flexibility in the starting date) and funded for 48 months. The salary will be on the Academic scale, Grade 7 scale in the range £50,048 – £ 57,013 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk . Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to [email protected] . Please quote reference EPH-DPH-2023-21.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable. 

Interviews are likely to be held in October 2023.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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