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Teaching Fellow in English Literature


Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 01/06/2023
Closing Date:  Monday 22 August 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1915022AR

About the Role

The Department of English at the University of Southampton is looking to appoint an full-time fixed-term (9 months) Teaching Fellow in Contemporary Writing, starting in September 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach on undergraduate modules on twentieth and twenty-first century literature, theory and criticism, and queer studies. They will be able to contribute to:


  • First-year modules on The Novel, The Act of the Essay, Theory and Criticism, and Poetic Language
  • Second- and third year modules on Moderns and Contemporaries and Writing Queerness
  • Final year dissertation supervision
  • Postgraduate Taught dissertation supervision


About You

The successful candidate will have completed, or be near to completing, a PhD in English, Cultural Studies, Gender and Sexuality, or a related discipline. They will be able to teach broadly across first year survey courses, as well as on specialist modules on queer literatures. Experience of teaching at undergraduate level is an essential requirement. Applicants who identify as Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.


About the Department

The Department of English at Southampton is 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.


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 that wish to work flexibly including part-time and those who have taken a career break. Proud to be a founding signatory of the Athena Swan gender equality charter we 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 too, 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 

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 Lauren Ward (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 1915022AR on all correspondence. 


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