Lecturer in Gerontology

Southampton, United Kingdom
£30,942 to £49,553 per annum
Friday, 2 July 2021
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 5 August 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £49,553 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (until 30/09/2022)
Closing Date:  Thursday 05 August 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1416621CC

The Department of Gerontology is seeking to appoint a Lecturer and a Teaching Fellow in Gerontology on a full-time basis for 12 months. You will have knowledge and understanding of Gerontology, some experience in teaching and the ability to teach in the field of ageing and quantitative or qualitative research methods (eg; statistics using SPSS, or use of NVivo). 

A background in one of the following areas would be particularly welcomed: ageing in sub-Saharan Africa; or ageing and economics, business studies or marketing.

You will work in the Department of Gerontology, situated in the School of Economic Social and Political Science, within the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Faculty brings together a unique range of disciplines and is committed to tackling the world’s biggest challenges through interdisciplinary research.

You will contribute to the postgraduate teaching programmes, enhance the profile of the Department and the Centre for Research on Ageing, and bring a proven record of scholarship. You will be expected to teach on the MSc in Gerontology, MSc in Gerontology (Research) and MSc Global Ageing and Policy, (remotely and on campus) and supervise and support MSc students.

You will have a PhD (completed or near completion) in Gerontology or in one of the Social Sciences or in a discipline closely related to the study of ageing (e.g. Demography, Social Statistics, Economics, Business Studies, Sociology, Social Policy, Psychology, Geography) and have relevant teaching and administrative experience. We would expect the successful applicant to have a background in ageing and the ability to strengthen existing expertise in this area and contribute to curriculum development and the teaching of students in receipt of Commonwealth Scholarships.

For the Lectureship, you will also engage in high quality research and publication and have opportunities to collaborate in existing major research council funded programmes within the Centre for Research on Ageing, where appropriate.

This post is offered on a full-time, fixed term basis until 30/09/2022.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Maria Evandrou, Head of Department, and Director of the Centre for Research on Ageing, and Co-Director of the ESRC Centre for Population Change via email

About the Faculty

You will be a part of the University of Southampton, an institution in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 15 research-intensive universities.  We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities.

Gerontology staff members were returned with Social Sciences staff under the 2014 REF Social Policy (UoA22), which was ranked fifth in the UK on research power and our research environment was rated 100% world leading.

The research interests and recent publications of current members of staff in the School of Economic Social and Political Sciences, including further information on the Centre for Research on Ageing, can be found on our website ( More general information on the Faculty of Social Sciences can be found at:

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1416621CC on all correspondence.