Lectureship in Modern Languages (Portuguese)

University of Birmingham - School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

Full time starting salary for Lectureship is normally in the range £39,993 to £47,722 with potential progression once in post to £53,690 a year

3 year fixed term position, potential to be renewed as permanent

The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham is seeking to make an appointment at Lecturer level. This post is part of a significant programme of investment in the Department of Modern Languages. The appointment will both reinforce and expand existing research and education strengths, following the recent appointment of a number of chairs and lectureships. The Lecturer will contribute to the Department’s renewed vision for the future of Modern Languages as it is studied and researched in the University.

The successful candidate will be an excellent researcher, holding or close to completing a PhD or equivalent qualifications and with ambitious future agendas for research, impact, and external funding bids that complement and expand current activity in the Department. The appointee will be an excellent teacher, and will contribute at all degree programme levels, including core and specialist modules and Portuguese language teaching.

The Department welcomes applications from specialists in any relevant time period or geographical area. The Department will give consideration both to applicants who specialize solely in Portuguese, and to those who research and teach Portuguese alongside one or more other language areas, providing that Portuguese is a major part of their work.

Preference may be given to candidates who work in one or more of the following areas, but consideration will be given to all outstanding candidates: 

  • Translation and/or Interpreting
  • Linguistics
  • Interdisciplinary or comparative cultural study

Preference may likewise be given to candidates whose approach to research relates to one of the following, but consideration will be given to all outstanding candidates:

  • Linkages and/or comparisons between diverse times and/or places and/or media
  • Sexuality studies with particular regard to intersectional identities
  • Relationships (historical or contemporary) between technology and knowledge

Required Skills and Experience

  • Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications
  • Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/ research
  • Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels


  • Experience and achievement reflected in a growing reputation
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results
  • Experience and achievement in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity
  • Expertise that aligns with the future direction of the Department
  • Demonstrable capacity to produce excellent publications


  • Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching and advising colleagues
  • Experience and success in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity that enhances the student experience or employability
  • Ability to collaborate in the planning and delivery of teaching
  • Willingness and ability to undertake language teaching

(See full list of requirements on the UOB website)

The Department of Modern Languages sits within the School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and

For further information please contact Professor Andrew Ginger, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. Email: a.ginger@bham.ac.uk

To apply visit www.bham.ac.uk/jobs or call 0121 415 9000.

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