Lecturer, Spanish

Bundoora, Australia
04 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Summary:  Develop innovative course and subject level curriculum, teach and undertake relevant scholarly work relevant to the program.

  • Utilise your communication and academic skills together with your ability to interact effectively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Fixed-term 2 years until 30 June 2020, Full-time  role based at our Melbourne (Bundoora) campuses
  • $90,748 - $107,758 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The Department of Languages and Linguistics is seeking to appoint a Lecturer primarily based in Spanish. Candidates with a background in Spanish Language and Hispanic Literature, Cultural Studies or Sociolinguistics are particularly sought. Preference will be given to candidates with a focus on Latin America.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences has an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research programs. It is guided by the core values identified by the University in the operation of its research, scholarship, teaching and organisational practices. Spanish is one of eight language majors taught at La Trobe and attracts a strong cohort of students at both Beginners and Advanced levels.

About the role

A Level B teaching and research academic is expected to develop curriculum, teach and undertake research or other scholarly work relevant to the development of their discipline or professional field. In this role you will:

  • Develop, coordinate and teach a high-quality learning experience that engages students through the conduct of lectures, tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, and the use of online supporting materials.
  • Demonstrate a scholarly approach to learning and teaching and contribute to disciplinary teaching pedagogy and research. Plus participate in innovative course level curriculum design, development and review.
  • Conduct and publish, or otherwise disseminate high quality and/or high impact research as a member of a team or independently and produce conference/seminar papers and publications from that research.
  • Co-supervise or, where appropriate supervise Higher Degree by Research (HDR) postgraduate students as required.

Skills & Experience

To succeed in this role you will have completed a PhD in Spanish Studies (or cognate area) and possess demonstrated experience in areas including, but not limited to:

  • Demonstrated competence in Spanish-language teaching and curriculum development with native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English.
  • Demonstrated capacity for teaching innovation, including use of new technologies and associated pedagogies to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Evidence of high-quality and/or high-impact research conducted and published or otherwise disseminated, relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, or co-supervise, honours and postgraduate students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively with staff and students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

 Please refer to the Position Description for other skills and experience required for this role.

How to Apply

Closing date:  Sunday 8 April 2018

Position Enquiries:  Professor James Walker, Head of Department, Head of Department, Languages & Linguistics Melbourne +61 3 9479 6355 / j.walker2@latrobe.edu.au

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

Please address Key Selection Criteria from the attached position description and attach these with your application.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Kerryn Harbert, Recruitment Advisor +61 3 9479 1623.

To apply and to view position description please visit http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs and search for job no (553391) under current vacancies.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.