Lecturer in Spanish Language Studies

Maynooth (IE)
05 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Maynooth University
Ollscoil Mhá Nuad

Maynooth University is one of the four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland and in 2017 was placed in the global top 50 universities under 50 years old in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Formally established as an autonomous university in 1997, but tracing its origins to the foundation of the Royal College of St. Patrick in 1795, Maynooth University draws on a heritage of over 200 years’ commitment to education and scholarship. It is located in the University town of Maynooth, 25km from the centre of Dublin, Ireland’s capital city. 

The University is a modern institution - dynamic, research-led, engaged, and grounded in the traditions of liberal education. With more than 11,000 students, Maynooth is Ireland’s fastest-growing university, yet we retain a collegial campus culture that is central to our ability to bring significant interdisciplinary expertise to bear in tackling some of the most fundamental challenges facing society today.

The Department

The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures comprises Chinese Studies, French Studies, German Studies and Spanish and Latin American Studies. It has currently 4 PhD students. The School has research strengths in literary and cultural studies (from early medieval through to the second decade of the twenty-first century) and linguistics / intercultural studies. The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures has 16 full-time and 18 part-time / occasional members of staff and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to approximately 750 students.

The Role

Maynooth University is committed to a strategy in which the primary University goals of excellent research and scholarship and outstanding education are interlinked and equally valued. 

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer in Spanish Language Studies (permanent post). The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication in any aspect of Spanish Linguistics / Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Foreign / Second Language Pedagogy, Intercultural Communication / Intercultural Studies, or Translation Studies (all with an emphasis on Spanish). He / she will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the School / Spanish & Latin American Studies and undertake teaching duties on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of MA, MLitt and PhD students. The appointee will also be expected to build a strong research profile, conducting research and engaging in scholarship of quality and substance and generating publications of international standard.

The appointee will be expected to support the University’s research strategy including affiliating to the Research Institutes, where appropriate, and working with colleagues on national and international research. The appointee will be expected to sustain and conduct research, engage in scholarship of quality and substance and generate publications of international standard.  

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