Lecturer, Southampton Education School

Southampton, United Kingdom
£31,406 to £50,296 per annum
16 May 2022
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Southampton Education School

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406 to £50,296 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 10 June 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1814322CJ

The University of Southampton is one of the UK’s top research universities, ranking 11th by volume for its high-quality research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Southampton Education School, based in the Faculty of Social Sciences, was ranked 7th by intensity from 76 Education departments in the UK.  The School is one of the foremost Education departments in Europe.

Due to growth of the School and in line with its ambition to be a world-leading centre for research and teaching, this flourishing School is seeking to appoint a Lecturer whose interests and expertise align with our Research, Education, Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise activities.  

The successful applicant will join the following research centre: 

  • Leadership, Effective Education and Policy (LEEP)

Applications are invited from those whose ambitions are in line with those of the University and the School and have:

  • A PhD and successful track record of research, publications and teaching in Leadership and Management in Education AND / OR
  • Significant experience (approximately ten years) of Educational Leadership and teaching.   

Successful candidates with a PhD and track record in research will be appointed to a balanced contract of Education, Research and Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise.  For those with extensive experience of School or Tertiary Leadership in Education will be appointed on an Education contract including Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise.   

You will be an integral member of our programme teams and the LEEP research centre. You will therefore need to be a team player as well as capable of developing and leading your own work. For those applying for a balanced contract (research, education and knowledge exchange) you will be able to demonstrate how you will be ready for future REF submission through a publication record and research trajectory that demonstrates high quality.  For those applying for an education contract you will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and educational leadership.  There will be opportunities to develop your knowledge and expertise through staff development courses and events.

For an informal discussion about the posts, please contact the Head of School, Professor Martin Dyke, our Deputy Head of School Research Professor Kiki Messiou on or our Deputy Head of School Education Dr Miranda Dodd  

Candidates will be invited to state whether they are applying for Level Four or Five Post an Education or Balance post.   For more information about employment pathways please consult our Human Resources site.

The University of Southampton is an exciting and supportive place to work. We offer highly competitive salaries and benefits packages, an excellent pension scheme, flexible working and generous holiday allowance. There is also access to excellent sport and leisure facilities and the opportunity to develop your career in a friendly and professional environment.  The University’s Reward Project enables us to develop, promote and retain academic talent to support career progression. 

Equality, diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in the University and within School of Education. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBTQ+ and disabled applicants to apply for this position. 

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 Holly Shergold (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5719, or email Please quote reference 1814322CJ on all correspondence.