Teaching Fellow in English Literature

Southampton, United Kingdom
£32,348 to £39,745 per annum
08 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Part Time


Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745 per annum
Part Time Permanent (17.5 hours a week)
Closing Date:  Friday 02 September 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1928222AR

About the Role

The Department of English at the University of Southampton is looking to appoint a 0.5 permanent Teaching Fellow in English Literature. The successful candidate will be able to teach on undergraduate and postgraduate modules across the curriculum, but with particular focus on the Global Literary Industries Management MA programme.

About You

The successful candidate will have completed, or be near to completing, a PhD in English, Cultural Studies, or a related discipline. They will be able to teach broadly across first year survey courses, as well as specialist modules at MA level.  You will ideally have some understanding of the cultural industries (for example, publishing, promotion, curation, or outreach), knowledge of international literary or cultural industries, and experience of teaching international student cohorts. Applicants who identify as Black, Asian, or Minority Ethic are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

About the Department

The Department of English at Southampton is thriving Department with a commitment to fostering a strong sense of community among staff and students. We are one of the leading Departments for research in the UK: Southampton was ranked 8th in English in REF2021 and 10th in the Complete University Guide 2022. We are committed to developing teaching and research across the full-spectrum of English as a world literary language and in its related disciplines: film, television, visual culture, creative writing, and cultural studies.

About the University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a public research university in Southampton, England. Southampton is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities in the United Kingdom, and ranked in the top 100 universities in the world.


Committed to supporting our teaching and research community we are open to a flexible working approach.  With an understanding that there is a need to be on campus for teaching duties we are open to a hybrid approach.  We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and those who have taken a career break. Proud to be a founding signatory of the Athena Swan gender equality charter we hold an institutional Silver award. 

As well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days. We will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts.  

As a university we aim to create an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and retains the best students and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences from across the world. We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.”

Informal inquiries about this post and strongly welcomed and should be addressed to James Jordan, Head of Department, English:

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 1928222AR on all correspondence.