Lecturer in World and Comparative Literatures, Hispanic

Egham, United Kingdom
£42,926 to £50,811 per annum - including London Allowance
Aug 01, 2019
End of advertisement period
Oct 01, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Location:      Egham
Salary:      £42,926 to £50,811 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:      Tuesday 01 October 2019
Interview Date:      Friday 08 November 2019

Full time, Permanent

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway, University of London seeks to appoint a Full time Lecturer to complement our strengths in Comparative Literatures and Cultures, World Literatures and Hispanic Studies from 27th April 2020.

The successful applicant will ideally have a PhD in an aspect of Hispanic Studies with a Comparative and/or World Literatures focus and have evidence of outstanding research potential. They should have a strong grounding in theoretical developments in Comparative and World Literatures. They should also have a strong and demonstrable commitment to teaching and a native or near-native command of spoken and written Spanish is desirable. The successful candidate may have expertise in 20th and/or 21st century literatures (broadly defined, from the novel to the digital) in Spanish-speaking contexts. We welcome candidates whose research expertise will complement existing expertise in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and have an interest in course design and development. An interest in one of more of the following would be welcome: textual challenges to the canon; expressions of urban, popular, counter- or youth cultures; LGTBQ+ writings; diasporic texts; alterity; and disabilities.

The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic team covering aspects of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Translation Studies, Comparative Literatures and Cultures and Liberal Arts as well as History of Art and Visual Cultures and International Film. They will join an innovative research culture with a proven track record in developing unique programmes and a department which combines an international reputation with an extremely collaborative, interdisciplinary culture.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of strands in World Literatures as well as to our existing programmes which may also include Translation Studies and / or Spanish language teaching as required. The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures has a record of excellence (ranked 9th among departments of Modern Languages by 3*/4* average in REF 2014. The successful applicant will be encouraged to become part of an active research environment in the Department and within the School of Humanities or beyond, for example in Royal Holloway’s Humanities and Arts Research Institute.

The Lecturer will deliver undergraduate courses in Comparative and World Literatures and Hispanic Studies. In addition to teaching and examining duties the Lecturer will be expected to take on administrative duties in proportion with the role, with appropriate support from the Programme Director and experienced colleagues.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Ruth Cruickshank on or Professor Sarah Wright on

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 446540.

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements. We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours.

Please quote the reference: 0819-302

Closing Date: Midnight, 1 October 2019

Interview Date: 8 November 2019