Research excellence with major academic recruitment campaign    

The University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus
The University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus

University of Southampton to boost research excellence with major academic recruitment campaign----

The University of Southampton will build on its world-leading success by appointing up to more than 180 new academics by 2025.

Ambitious researchers and academics will be given the opportunity to join the University as it further strengthens its reputation for education, research excellence and enterprise as part of its Triple Helix strategy.

Southampton, ranked in the world’s top 100 and a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, is a research-intensive organisation committed to achieving groundbreaking impact of real societal consequence.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Mark E. Smith said: "This is an exciting time to be joining the University of Southampton and our thriving community of internationally recognised researchers and educators.

"We are a successful, ambitious organisation, full of remarkable people achieving incredible things. This investment in our people shows how determined we are to accelerate our growth.

"People are at the heart of all we do - whether that is through our life-changing research, focused on providing real and positive outcomes for others, or our dedication to making sure our students get the best experience and opportunities.

"We are seeking to enhance our diversity through this campaign, with positions available across all subject areas, and at all levels of seniority, including for applicants from non-traditional backgrounds. We are fully committed to be an organisation where people with genuine talent can succeed no matter what their background.

"Join us and you will have the opportunity to help make real and lasting impact for future generations."

A variety of exciting academic roles will be available across all five faculties. There will be a particular focus on four key impact themes - artificial intelligence, sustainability and resilience, decarbonisation and engineering better health - chosen to build on the university’s existing strengths and to address important challenges and opportunities, as well as enhancing disciplinary strengths.

Professor Mark Spearing, Vice-President (Research and Enterprise) said: "The University of Southampton is an outstanding place for ambitious researchers who want to progress their careers and ensure their work can make a lasting difference.

"By bringing together research, creativity and knowledge, we are focused on achieving collaborative, immersive and groundbreaking impact, as is well illustrated through our economic impact report and our sector-leading performance in the Knowledge Exchange Framework."

The University of Southampton is ranked among the UK’s top 20, achieved 13th in the UK in this year’s QS World Sustainability rankings, and is a top 100 global university.

Based on the UK’s south coast, with a campus in Malaysia and a deserved global reputation, Southampton is widely recognised for the impact and real-world benefits of its research.