Senior Teaching Fellow in Philosophy

Southampton, United Kingdom
£39,739 to £50,296 Per annum
20 Oct 2021
End of advertisement period
16 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £39,739 to £50,296 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 2.5 years
Closing Date:  Tuesday 16 November 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1559921AR

The University of Southampton seeks to appoint a Senior Teaching Fellow in Philosophy for a 2.5 year period.

The Philosophy Department at Southampton has an excellent reputation for teaching and research. We are based within the School of Humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and have close interdisciplinary links with other members of the School and the wider University. The University of Southampton has a global reputation for its passion and ability to work collaboratively in delivering world-class education, research and innovation that makes a proven impact on society’s greatest challenges. It is a founding member of the Russell Group, a top 100 global university (QS World Rankings, 2021) and top 20 in the UK (Complete University Guide, 2021).

The successful candidate for this post will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Philosophy by the date of appointment, as well as proven teaching skills, will be enthusiastic and flexible in contributing to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and will be keen to participate fully in the intellectual and academic activities of a lively and committed department which prizes collegiality very highly.

While we welcome applications from those with teaching ability and experience in any area of Philosophy, an ability to teach ethics and/or philosophy of religion would be desirable. 

The successful candidate must be able to take up the post by Monday 24th January 2022.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of Department, Professor Denis McManus at

We are committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity by attracting, developing and retaining staff from many different backgrounds to promote an inclusive environment. Philosophy at Southampton subscribes to the BPA/SWIP Best Practice scheme; and the University of Southampton is proud to have been awarded an institutional Athena Swan silver award which underpins our pledge to improve equality for women. 

Application Procedure:

Please include a covering letter, a full CV and a sample of written work in your application.   

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 Jane Sturgeon (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference 1559921AR on all correspondence.