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Lecturer in Spanish Studies, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£53,722.17 - £85,070.82 per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Applications are invited for a permanent post of a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Spanish Studies within UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics.

95 Lecturer/Asst Professor Above The Bar (7943) Salary Scale: €62,233 - €98,548 per annum

Applications are invited for a permanent position as Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in Spanish Studies at UCD. Candidates must have a PhD in Hispanic Studies. The successful candidate's area of research will focus on peninsular classical or peninsular contemporary literature and will complement the existing team of lecturing staff who have specialisms in poetry, cultural studies, global cinema, performance art and image studies. Applicants must have an excellent track record in research commensurate with their career stage. They will have native or near-native competence in Spanish and proven experience in and commitment to the teaching of the Spanish language in a university setting. The post is within the multilingual, interdisciplinary School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics and the candidate will also be involved in cross-School teaching.

Hispanic Studies at UCD is committed to delivering high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across a broad curriculum and we welcome applicants who demonstrate the ability to deliver innovative, engaging teaching. A university teaching qualification, or demonstrable engagement with continuous professional development in pedagogy and pedagogic innovation is particularly welcome.

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on 3rd July 2024.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 12:00 noon (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Note: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below: Contract.pdf

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:


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