Teaching Fellow in Gerontology

Southampton, United Kingdom
£31,406 to £50,296 per annum
02 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
29 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406 to £50,296 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (until 30/09/2023)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 29 June 2022
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  1840122CC

The Department of Gerontology is seeking to appoint a Teaching Fellow in Gerontology on a full-time or Part-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 qualitative or quantitative research methods (eg use of NVivo; or statistics using SPSS or STATA).

A background in one of the following areas would be particularly welcomed: ageing and health; or ageing and social policy; or ageing and 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 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 or be enrolled on a PhD programme in Gerontology or in a discipline closely related to the study of ageing (e.g. Social Policy, Sociology, Demography, Health Sciences, Social Statistics, 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.

The post is tenable from 1st October 2022

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

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 were ranked fourth in the UK on overall research excellence and research impact. Furthermore, 96% of our research outputs were ranked as world leading or internationally excellent.

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 Holly Shergold (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5719, please quote vacancy reference number 1840122CC on all correspondence.

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