Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Peninsular Spanish Studies

open until filled
Social Sciences, Spanish studies
University of Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom
£38,017 - £42,792 GBP

The role
The Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American studies in the School of Modern Languages at the University of Bristol seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Grade J-L, level B1-D1, Pathway 1) with expertise in any period of peninsular Spanish studies and working in the disciplines of literature (including theatre studies), history, politics, or visual cultures. Particular areas of interest for us include gender/LGBTQ+ studies, Golden Age and early modern studies, and environmental humanities, but we welcome applications from a wide range of specialisms. We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate intellectual breadth and an aptitude for inter-disciplinary dialogue.

What will you be doing?
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute fully to the teaching programmes (undergraduate and postgraduate) of the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (HiPLA) and the School of Modern Languages and to pursue research of the highest international quality in her/his area of specialism through active collaborations both within the discipline of Hispanic and Latin American studies and in wider interdisciplinary initiatives. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for an appropriate share of administration.

You should apply if
The successful applicant will have a strong, well-developed research profile at or beyond doctoral level, with an established record of, or evidence of the potential for, high-quality publishing commensurate with the applicant’s career stage. S/He will have an established record of, or evidence of the potential for, external grant capture. S/He will have near-native or native command of Spanish and the ability to teach Spanish at all levels.

The Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American studies in the School of Modern Languages combines excellence in teaching with a lively research culture. The key research areas are:

. cultural histories of Latin America (histories, literatures, visual cultures)
- Peninsular literatures, histories and linguistics
- diasporic studies of the Iberian and Lusophone Atlantic worlds

The Department encourages research-led teaching at undergraduate and MA levels and fosters postgraduate research of the highest quality. The Department is committed to developing the research activities of individual members of staff and offers pro-active support to ensure its junior colleagues make an appropriate career progression.

The appointment start date is 1 August 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

For further information about the programme, see

Candidates should upload a cover letter and their CV on our e-recruit system, indicating the contact details of three referees. We will request writing samples when we invite short-listed candidates.

Timescale of appointment:

Application deadline: 19 March 2021

Anticipated interview date: 23 April 2021

Additional information

Grade: J-L Grade

Salary: £38,017 - £59,135 per annum

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