Associate Professor in World Literatures

Southampton, United Kingdom
£57,696 to £70,413 Per annum
22 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £57,696 to £70,413 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 12 October 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2452623AR

Associate Professor in World Literatures 

The Department of English at the University of Southampton is looking to appoint a full-time permanent associate professor in World Literatures (Education Research Enterprise - Balanced Pathway).

About the Role

We are seeking research-active candidates with expertise in any period or geographical area of World Literatures, interpreted broadly. Applications are particularly welcome from (but not limited to) candidates with specialist knowledge in the literatures of the Americas, Asia, or the Middle East/West Asia, and the methods of comparative literature, decolonial/ postcolonial studies, and/or cultural analysis. You will have a PhD in English Literary Studies or comparative/ world literature, a strong record of publications in your field, as well as a track record of academic leadership appropriate to the level of associate professor. You will also have experience of teaching at undergraduate and/or taught postgraduate level.

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. 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 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. 

Informal inquiries about this post are welcomed and should be addressed to Professor Stephen Bending, Head of Department, English:

Application Procedure

Please include your CV and cover letter. 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 2452623AR on all correspondence.