Lecturer in Digital Literatures and Cultures

Southampton, United Kingdom
£44,263 to £56,021 per annum
27 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
17 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time


Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £44,263 to £56,021 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 17 October 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2457723AR

The Department of English at the University of Southampton is looking to appoint a full-time permanent lecturer in Digital Literatures and Cultures (Education Research Enterprise - Balanced Pathway)

About the Role

We are seeking research-active candidates with expertise in any area of Digital Literary and Cultural Studies, interpreted broadly. You will have a PhD in English Literary Studies or a related area, expertise in digital literary and cultural studies (including the use of digital and/or computational methodologies), and a strong record of publications and/or digital outputs in your field. You will also have experience of teaching at undergraduate and/or taught postgraduate level, ideally including in digital literary, cultural studies, and/or digital/computational methodologies.

Applicants may work with the literature and culture of any period, but we particularly welcome intersections with any of the department’s research strengths, including: digital editing; distant reading and cultural analytics; literary geographies; digital mapping and visualization; digital publication technologies and trends; digital reading practices; games and gaming cultures; fanfiction.

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. 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: