Associate Professor in Medieval English Literature

Southampton, United Kingdom
£53,353 to £67,060 Per annum
01 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £53,353 to £67,060 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 28 February 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2162823AR

About the Role

We seek candidates with an expertise in any aspect of the literary/ textual cultures of the British Isles between c.700 and c.1500 who are research active with evidence of excellence and innovation in teaching and learning.

You will be expected to

  • contribute to existing modules and develop undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, both within and beyond your specialist area of expertise. (Current modules include English on the Move; Literary Transformations; Invention of English Literature; Chaucer and his World; Approaches to Shakespeare). 
  • supervise and examine undergraduate, taught postgraduate, and research postgraduate theses. 
  • contribute to and lead on the strategic development of undergraduate and postgraduate curricula.
  • in English, aligning with School, Faculty, and University Education strategy.
  • take on administrative, leadership and management roles in the Department, School and Faculty.
  • maintain an excellent research profile nationally and internationally, through regular peer-reviewed publications, dissemination by other means, and internal and external collaborations; and help develop the profile and impact of medieval literary and cultural studies at Southampton.
  • contribute to the Departmental, Faculty and School research culture, including Southampton’s Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture.

About the Department

The Department of English at Southampton is a 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. The University of Southampton is an equal opportunities employer, and applicants who identify as Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.


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, are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.

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Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Quote the advert reference on all correspondence.