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Teaching Fellow in Gerontology


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 12 months
Closing Date:  Monday 10 August 2020
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  1277620CC

The Department of Gerontology is seeking to appoint a Teaching Fellow in Gerontology on a full time or part-time basis for 12 months. You will have knowledge and understanding of Gerontology, some experience in teaching and the ability to teach in the field of ageing and qualitative or quantitative research methods (eg use of NVivo; or statistics using SPSS). 

You will work in the Department of Gerontology, situated in the School of Economic Social and Political Science, within the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Faculty brings together a unique range of disciplines and is committed to tackling the world’s biggest challenges through interdisciplinary research.

You will contribute to the postgraduate teaching programmes, enhance the profile of the Department and the Centre for Research on Ageing, and bring a proven record of scholarship. You will be expected to teach on the MSc in Gerontology, MSc in Gerontology (Research) and MSc Global Ageing and Policy, and supervise and support MSc students (mostly remotely). 

You will have a PhD or be enrolled on a PhD programme in Gerontology or in one of the Social Sciences or in a discipline closely related to the study of ageing (e.g. Demography, Social Statistics, Economics, Sociology, Health, Psychology) and have relevant teaching and administrative experience. We would expect the successful applicant to have a background in ageing and the ability to strengthen existing expertise in this area and contribute to the teaching of students in receipt of Commonwealth Scholarships.

The post is tenable from 1 October 2020. 

Interviews will be held virtually 13th August 2020.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Maria Evandrou, Head of Department, and Director of the Centre for Research on Ageing, and Co-Director of the ESRC Centre for Population Change via email

About the Faculty

You will be a part of the University of Southampton, an institution in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 15 research-intensive universities.  We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities.

Gerontology staff members were returned with Social Sciences staff under the 2014 REF Social Policy (UoA22), which was ranked fifth in the UK on research power and our research environment was rated 100% world leading.

The research interests and recent publications of current members of staff in the School of Economic Social and Political Sciences, including further information on the Centre for Research on Ageing, can be found on our website ( More general information on the Faculty of Social Sciences can be found at:

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059, please quote vacancy reference number 1277620CC on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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