Lecturer in Gerontology

Southampton, United Kingdom
£31,406 to £50,296
18 May 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406 to £50,296
Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/08/2024)
Closing Date:  Tuesday 14 June 2022
Interview Date:   Monday 04 July 2022
Reference:  1819622CC

The Department of Gerontology are seeking to appoint two Lecturers in Gerontology on a full-time fixed term basis. You will have knowledge and understanding of Gerontology, some experience in teaching and the ability to teach in the field of ageing and quantitative research methods (eg; statistics using SPSS, STATA) or mixed research methods (eg; statistics using SPSS, STATA and use of NVivo). 

The Department is seeking to invest in particular in the areas of ageing and economics, business studies, management or marketing, in both teaching and research.

You are also expected to have a background in either (i) ageing and economics, business studies, management or marketing; or (ii) ageing and social policy or sociology.

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 research 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 (awarded or near completion) in Gerontology or in a discipline closely related to the study of ageing (e.g. Demography, Economics, Business Studies, Marketing, Management, Social Statistics, Social Policy, Sociology, 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.

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.

The post is tenable from 1st September 2022

Interviews will be held virtually on Monday 4th July 2022.

This posts are offered on a full-time, fixed term basis until 31/08/2024.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Maria Evandrou, Head of Department, and Director of the Centre for Research on Ageing, Co-Director of the ESRC Centre for Population Change, & Co-Director ERSC Connecting Generations 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 2021 REF Social Policy (UoA22), and in 2014 REF Social Policy (UoA22) 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 Sam Stubbs (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 80 592750, please quote vacancy reference number 1819622CC on all correspondence.

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