Role profiles

The LSE operates a 3-tier career structure for both Faculty and Research staff, adopted in 2013 and 2015 respectively.

The role profiles created for these structures were designed to reflect the standards and expectations of the School, while recognising the enormous contribution our Faculty and Research staff make to our collective success.

The role profiles for each of these tiers are available below. 

Faculty role profiles

Our academic career structure uses the common three rank system reflecting the increasingly prevalent global academic titles of Assistant, Associate and Full Professor. 

Assistant Professor [DOCX]

Associate Professor [DOCX]

Full Professor [DOCX]

Teaching role profiles (inc. LSE Fellows)

Our teaching career structure also uses the three rank system for senior roles, using equivalent titles that reflect the academic titles outlined above.

Teaching Fellow [DOCX]

LSE Fellow [DOCX]

Course Tutor [DOCX]

Assistant Professorial Lecturer [DOCX]

Associate Professorial Lecturer [DOCX]

Professorial Lecturer [DOCX]

Research role profiles

Our research career structure also uses the three rank system for senior roles, using equivalent titles that reflect the academic titles outlined above.

Research Assistant [DOCX]

Research Officer [DOCX]

Research Fellow [DOCX]

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow [DOCX]

Associate Professorial Research Fellow [DOCX]

Professorial Research Fellow [DOCX]