Lecturer in Seventeenth-Century Literature and Culture

Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,314 to £41,931 Per annum
29 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £34,314 to £41,931 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 25 April 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2239523AR

About the role

The Department of English at the University of Southampton is looking to appoint a full-time permanent Lecturer in Seventeenth-Century Literature and Culture on an ERE Balanced Pathway.

The successful candidate will design and deliver new, attractive modules to expand the scope of the early modern component of the programme. They will contribute to existing undergraduate modules, both within and beyond their area of expertise. The successful candidate will also contribute to the design and delivery of relevant Masters modules, and carry out taught postgraduate supervision. They will provide academic and pastoral support to students as well as contribute to the efficient management and administration of the English Department.

The role includes research, publication and engagement activities and the successful candidate will be expected to develop, conduct and disseminate a programme of original research and maintain their professional development. They will contribute to the research culture of the School of Humanities, and to the university’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.

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 Ethic 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 who wish to work flexibly, including part-time, and to those who have taken a career break. We are proud to be a founding signatory of the Athena Swan gender equality charter and 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, 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:

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.