Teaching Fellow, Quantum, Light and Matter Group

Southampton, United Kingdom
£32,348 to £39,745 per annum
12 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
25 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Quantum, Light & Matter Group

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 31/07/2023
Closing Date:  Thursday 25 August 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1936822WF

Have you got a passion for providing a great student experience? And can you share your knowledge with clarity and enthusiasm? Then regardless of whether or not you have teaching experience, we have a great opportunity for you. The University of Southampton is a unique place in which to explore what you are capable of. Inspiring thousands of students every year to explore their strengths and forge life-changing discoveries, we open up a wealth of opportunities for the most inquisitive minds. This is particularly true of our School of Physics and Astronomy, which is ranked in the top 60 physics departments worldwide. Working with multidisciplinary colleagues across the fields of physics and astronomy, this progressive team are at the forefront of current and future thinking.

As one of the world’s top 1% of universities, we know what it takes to create an exceptional student experience. Encouraging our students to challenge conventional thinking, we underpin our exceptional academic courses with a dynamic culture of innovation and research. This is an ethos that we roll out to our staff too, and as such, we enjoy a uniquely collaborative team spirit in which our colleagues support one another in their endeavours. This progressive approach plays a vital role in maintaining our reputation for shaping knowledge in a wide variety of areas.  

To make the most of this incredible opportunity, you will need to be PhD qualified, or you will have an equivalent professional qualification. While some teaching experience would be useful, it is more important that you have great communication skills with the ability to engage students in their learning, be that through group sessions or on a one-to-one basis. As long as you can bring a real passion for the field to our department, we will help you develop your teaching skills. 

In turn, we will help you find the ideal work/life balance, with flexible working hours and onsite childcare facilities. Committed to tackling gender inequality, we are Athena SWAN silver award recognised, and as we are determined to address the under-representation of women in Physics and Astronomy, we are delighted to have been awarded Project Juno Champion status. With a generous benefits package that also includes a contributory pension scheme, competitive holiday allowance,

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is central to the ethos in Physics and Astronomy. We particularly encourage women, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), LGBT+ and disabled applicants to apply for this position. We are strongly committed to diversity in both the academic and student population, and in recognition we were awarded an Athena SWAN Silver award in 2018 and the Institute of Physics Project Juno Champion status in 2019. Physics and Astronomy gives full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly, including part-time, and due consideration will be given to applicants who have taken a career break. The University has a generous maternity policy*, and onsite childcare facilities. For further information please visit

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 10 of the UK’s research-intensive universities. The University of Southampton is committed to sustainability and being a globally responsible university and has recently been awarded the Platinum EcoAward.  

Your application should consist of a CV, a brief statement of relevant experience (2 pages maximum) and an optional cover letter. Please upload all documents as one pdf file. Two letters of reference are required with contact details to be provided on application (letter requests will be sent should your application be shortlisted).

Informal inquiries are particularly welcome. Please contact Prof Mark Sullivan,

*subject to qualifying criteria

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 Lauren Ward (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 1936822WF on all correspondence.