Teaching Fellow in Chemistry

Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,314 to £41,931
16 May 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Jun 2023
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Chemistry Education & Training

Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £34,314 to £41,931
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date: Monday 12 June 2023
Reference: 2289223EB

This is an opportunity to advance your university teaching career in a School of Chemistry that has recently benefited from a multimillion-pound investment in its undergraduate teaching laboratories. You will join a team that is focused on developing sustainable and innovative approaches to laboratory teaching, contributing to wider teaching activities in the School.  

Do you have a background in chemistry and a strong desire to teach at a university level, with a passion for practical teaching? Are you looking to take the next step in your career, with support, to advance on an educational pathway?

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of universities worldwide – a reflection of our exceptional reputation for research and student experience. Within our School, we have a strong focus on providing the best possible education to our students, helping them to broaden their horizons and have successful careers.

At the core of our education provision is our Undergraduate Laboratory teaching. We are seeking someone to develop and deliver world-class practical training, with a primary focus on Physical and Measurement Chemistry. Working collaboratively with a team of other teaching fellows and technicians, you will be integral to ensuring an outstanding student experience in a core part of our degree programmes. Integral to this are our modern and fully equipped teaching laboratories, where you will be able to create opportunities for student to experience all aspects of chemistry. 

To succeed in this role you should be able to demonstrate teaching experience at an undergraduate level, with a desire to grow this experience in your future career. Willing to continually update your knowledge and understanding in both chemistry and chemical education, you will be able to implement advances in teaching and scholarship to deliver a laboratory course to allow our future graduates to succeed in any field. 

Central to our school ethos is providing all our staff and students with a diverse and inclusive working environment where they can flourish without barriers and we are proud of our Athena SWAN Silver Award (since 2015) that recognises our commitment to improving equality for women. We welcome female applicants and candidates from under-represented minority ethnic backgrounds. We will help you find a good work/life balance with flexible working hours. We offer an exceptional benefits package with onsite childcare facilities, a contributory pension scheme, a generous holiday allowance, subsidised health and fitness facilities and a cycle-to-work scheme.

Committed to developing your skills in a world-class environment? Then get in touch. For more information, please contact Dr Paul Duckmanton (

Further details:

We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated on the job.