Lectureship in Spanish and Latin American Studies

University of Stirling - Faculty of Arts and Humanities

The Post

As part of a strategic initiative by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, we seek to appoint to a Lectureship in Spanish & Latin American Studies (SPLAS) with research specialism that is open in one or several areas within the field of Spanish and/or Latin American Studies. The successful candidate, in line with the interdisciplinary nature of our Faculty, will both complement and expand the research culture of Modern Languages at Stirling by positioning their research at the intersection of Spanish and/or Latin American Studies and one or more of the following academic fields: Translation Studies, Global Cinema, Gender Studies. Furthermore, the candidate will contribute to new curriculum developments within SPLAS aimed directly at growth in both the quality and quantity of students and graduates at the undergraduate level. These developments include: (a) the delivery of a new Employability module specifically tailored for Language students at Honours level; (b) the enhancement of the academic content of our Semester Abroad; (c) the further development of our core Language Honours modules (including skills such as Advanced Spanish Writing, or Translation in and out of Spanish); (d) the implementation of a new Translation module for 4th year Modern Languages students; and (e) the further strengthening of the diversity of our portfolio of option modules.

The candidate will be expected to contribute to SPLAS’s core undergraduate modules and to develop new option modules of a highly interdisciplinary nature attractive to students within both the Single and joint Honours programmes, and, potentially, within other programmes such as Translation Studies and/or Global Cinema. S/he will also be expected to contribute to taught Masters programmes – e.g. MSc in Translation Studies, MLitt/MSc in Gender Studies, or MRes in Humanities. However, strong preference may be given to those candidates who have the ability and willingness to teach Translation in and out of Spanish at UG and PG levels.

As well as making a significant contribution to our taught programmes, the appointee would be expected to pursue an ambitious programme of research, including research outputs and funding applications to a standard appropriate for consideration under the Research Excellence Framework (REF), to recruit and supervise postgraduate research student in their field of expertise at the MPhil and/or doctoral level, and to assume administrative duties commensurate with the level of position.

Within the Faculty, the candidate will be based in the Division of Literature and Languages, a grouping of Religion, Modern Languages (French and Spanish), Translation Studies, English Studies, and Global Cinema, and is one of the largest Divisions in the University. The post-holder will be expected to develop strong ties with one of the Faculty’s research groupings; there are, for example, close synergies to the new Stirling Centre for Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies and the Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies.

For further information, including essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see www.stir.ac.uk/jobs

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