Assistant Professor in Hispanic Studies
Job title: Assistant Professor in Hispanic Studies
Vacancy reference: MLAC20-4
School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Responsible to: Head of School
Grade: Grade 7 – Grade 8
Salary Range: £33,797 - £49,553
Working arrangements: The role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares
Open date: 8 January 2021
Closing date: 15 February 2021 at midnight
Preferred start date: Successful candidates will ideally be in post by 1 September 2021
The School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor in Hispanic Studies. We invite applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Hispanic Studies that complement the research strengths of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with research expertise in Early Modern Hispanic literature and culture. We will also welcome applicants with expertise in Iberian literary or visual studies, including Catalan, as well as colleagues whose research and teaching may contribute to the School's Decolonisation initiative.
This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our School pages at https://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/. At the forefront of our current activity is a programme of decolonisation, in which a commitment to antiracism is accompanied by a commitment to combating all forms of marginalisation in the workplace and classroom. Our goal is to decolonise the School of Modern Languages and Culture in all its aspects, including research and education. Details of our approach can be found at https://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/decolonisingmlac/.
Hispanic Studies in Durham is one of the largest sections in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures and one of the top departments in the UK: it appears in the top five in major national league tables, contributing to Durham University’s top-20 placing for Arts and Humanities in the THE World Reputation Rankings 2020.
There are currently eleven members of academic staff in Hispanic Studies actively engaged in research and publication in the School, part of an overall complement of over fifty research active staff. Individual research expertise ranges from medieval and early modern studies to the contemporary and includes literature, cinema, visual arts and culture, theatre studies, political and critical theory, translation, post-colonialism, gender and environmental studies. Durham has considerable strengths in both Spanish and Latin American Studies.
Applicants must demonstrate research excellence in the field of Hispanic Studies with the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University. The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.