Teaching Fellow / Senior Teaching Fellow in Research Methods

Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,304 to £44,706 per annum
14 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type

Social Statistics & Demography

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £34,304 to £44,706 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 18 July 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1748022CC-R

The Department of Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton invites applications for a (Senior) Teaching Fellowship post from candidates with proven experience in delivering high-quality education in a University setting, and broad knowledge of quantitative and/or mixed research methods.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching expertise can help us manage and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate courses in research methods ( from the underlying principles of research to more advanced mixed/quantitative methodologies) to an interdisciplinary group of students from across different social science disciplines. 

The post holder must have a PhD (or be close to completion), or an equivalent qualification in applied research methods, have an appropriate educational experience and qualification (for a Senior Teaching Fellow, as a minimum, Advance HE Fellowship / FHEA, PGCAP or equivalent), and be able to satisfy all the essential criteria detailed in the job description.  

The salary can be offered at £34,304 - £38,578 (Level 4: Teaching Fellow) or £39,739 - £44,706 (Level 5: Senior Teaching Fellow), depending on experience and qualifications, pro rata if applicable.

The post-holder will be required to contribute to the teaching and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the department and in modules across the wider School of Economic, Social and Political Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate, develop and deliver a range of teaching modules; to liaise with colleagues in other Departments to ensure a smooth delivery of cross-disciplinary courses; to contribute to our continuing professional development programmes; and to carry out administrative duties within the Department and the wider Faculty of Social Sciences.  For the position of Senior Teaching Fellow (L5) a strong research portfolio in the area of research methods, either theoretical or applied, would be an additional advantage.

The post is available on either a part-time or full-time basis, but the minimum is 0.8 fte. The post is available from 1 September 2022 and the successful candidate must be able to start not later than 1 January 2023. The post is permanent, subject to satisfactory completion of a two-year probationary period. 

The Department of Social Statistics and Demography at Southampton has world class research expertise in global health, demography, statistical modelling, survey methodology, official statistics, and takes a strategic role in the development and promotion of the use of quantitative and mixed methods in the social sciences. The members of the Department contribute significantly to the research activities at the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI), the ESRC Centre for Population Change, National Centre for Research Methods, and the Centre for Global Health and Policy. We offer an exciting and supportive place to work, with opportunities for further career progression. Details of academic programmes, research and staff profiles are available at

The deadline for applications is 18 July 2022. Informal enquiries may be made to Professors Ann Berrington and Jakub Bijak, joint Heads of the Department of Social Statistics and Demography, by email: and  

Interview date: TBC Late July

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 Samantha Stubbs (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 1748022CC-R on all correspondence.