Salary: £38,592 to £42,155
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 11 December 2022 Reference: 084122
The School of Literature and Languages is a vibrant and innovative School with an international research and teaching portfolio in Linguistics, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Modern Languages, English Literature and Creative Writing, and Intercultural Communication. Modern Languages at Surrey was ranked no 8 in in the Guardian University Guide 2022 and Iberian Languages and French were positioned at 8 and 9 respectively in The Time Good University Guide 2022. We are seeking exceptional academics whose ambitions in both research and teaching complement those of our forward-looking School.
We seek to appoint a Lecturer A in Spanish to consolidate our teaching of Spanish as part of our Modern Languages programme, to take part in our research environment in relevant areas across the school and to add to our research productivity, and to develop and contribute to our impact and public engagement activities. A particular interest in Peninsular Spanish (sociolinguistics, translation, or culture and society) would be an advantage.
The successful candidate will join a dynamic and innovative subject team, with strong teaching and research specialisms in related areas such as sociolinguistics, translation and interpreting studies, transnationalism, comparative literature and mobility. They will be able to teach primarily in Spanish at all levels on the undergraduate programmes, contributing to the team delivery of programmes focused on advanced language proficiency, intercultural skills as well as employability. They will be enthusiastic about pastoral care and keen to support students during their year abroad, including by undertaking placement visits abroad when required.
We are looking for candidates with a completed PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area, experience of well-designed teaching at all undergraduate degree levels, and the willingness and ability to be part of the School’s research culture. The candidate will have a strong publication record and excellent research plans, appropriate for their career-stage, including the capacity to contribute to relevant impact case studies. Priority specialisms include sociolinguistics, Hispanic literature, translation, cinema or culture, mobilities, communications, and environmental or digital humanities.
At Surrey, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equitable opportunities for all, in the pursuit of Surrey’s vision to be a leading global University. We work together to create a truly inclusive culture. We place great value on diversity and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are seeking to increase the diversity within our community and would particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities. Appointments will always be made on merit.
To arrange an informal discussion with Dr Constance Bantman, Deputy Head of the School of Literature and Languages please e-mail Alison Stubley: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.
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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.