Achieving the remarkable

Here at the University of Southampton we’re building on our world-leading success by appointing up to 180 new academics by 2025, within four themed areas.

Ambitious researchers and academics are invited to join our university as we further strengthen our reputation for education, research excellence and enterprise.

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.

With particular focus on four key impact themes, chosen to build on the university’s existing strengths and to address the most complex societal and environmental challenges, find out why this is such an exciting time to join the University of Southampton


Could you be part of a team changing the world for the better?

Here in Southampton, we are internationally recognised for our academic success and research excellence.

We are ambitious and investing in growth to accelerate our remarkable achievements. Bringing together realms of research, creativity, and knowledge, we are focused on achieving collaborative, immersive and groundbreaking impact.

Join our thriving community and you will have the opportunity to help make a real difference in teaching and research activities and benefit future generations.

Explore our key research themes to see how we are aiming to change the world for the better.

Join our research community and make lasting change on both a local and global scale

As a global top 100 University, our research already has the power to change lives.  We need you to help us make new discoveries and help us address the most challenging issues facing society.

In return you will receive the support you need to lead your field and grow your research, so join us as we invest in our remarkable people and continue to build on our successes.

We’re striving for greater inclusivity in our community and place great value on diversity.  We particularly welcome and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented in our working community.

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Key Impact Themes

A variety of exciting academic roles are available across all five of our faculties, with a particular focus on four key impact themes which have been chosen to build on our existing strengths and to address some of the world’s most important challenges. Explore our opportunities under each theme for a chance to find where you belong.

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AI and Data Science

With the potential to influence and enrich everything from digital healthcare and machine learning to cultural and creative practice and performance, Artificial Intelligence will span the full breadth of our future research.

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Sustainability and Resilience

Sustainability is at the heart of our University in so many ways. Help to solve some of the world’s most important environmental challenges, providing resilience and solutions for global communities.

From resilient coastlines to sustainability in fashion the research in this area continues to expand.

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Pioneering research and advancement will pave the way for decarbonisation, with green energy and sustainable systems underpinned by policy and governance.

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Engineering Better Health

Providing better health outcomes to make real and lasting benefits for all using technological approaches, designs and developments.

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Focus on our faculties

Explore all of the Education, Research and Enterprise opportunities we have to offer.  Whether you are interested in Arts, Humanities, Engineering, Environment, Medicine, Life or Social Sciences you can find a place where you belong.

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Discover how our research is changing the world for the better

Research at Southampton is addressing some of the most challenging issues facing society.

With our world-leading facilities and growing network of researchers, we are international leaders in a wide range of disciplines. We are pioneering new ways to meet future energy demands, develop sustainable cities, prevent and treat disease, and advance technology for tomorrow.

Join us as we invest in our remarkable people and continue to build on our successes.

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Our people are our University - they are at the heart of everything we do

We create and share new knowledge to find answers to the greatest challenges facing humanity.

We are committed to cultivating a dynamic learning environment that encourages critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration among students, faculty, and staff. Through cutting-edge research, interdisciplinary partnerships, and global engagement, we aim to address the world's most pressing challenges and contribute positively to society. Our inclusive community values diversity, equity, and inclusion, ensuring that every individual has the opportunity to thrive and contribute to our shared mission of advancing knowledge and shaping the future.

Discover our strategy and read about our purpose and vision to learn about what drives and inspires us.

Our aim now is to achieve impact and accelerate new ways to tackle the world’s most complex problems. This scaling up is a challenging goal we commit to achieve; its reach and ambition sets us apart.

Come and join us in this endeavour, become part of our amazing community and start making a difference today.