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Teaching Associate in Colonial Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £30,942 to £32,816
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th June 2020
Closes: 26th July 2020
Job Ref: GP23266

The Spanish and Portuguese section in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Temporary Teaching Associate in Colonial Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies for the 2020-21 academic year (10 months) starting on 1 September or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Temporary Teaching Associate will be expected to contribute to the teaching of undergraduate courses in Colonial early modern Latin American literature and culture, from introductory to advanced levels; to contribute to Spanish language teaching for beginners and post-A-level students; and to contribute to the administration of the Section's activities. An ability to contribute to teaching in modern (post-Independence) Latin American literature may also be an advantage.

Candidates will normally hold a PhD in a relevant field and show outstanding achievement and/or potential in research and publication in the field of Colonial Latin American studies.
Further information about the Faculty is available at

For your application to be considered please submit a covering letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, along with the names and addresses of two referees who are familiar with your work in the relevant field. You should ask your two referees to submit their references directly to Ruth Farley at before the closing date.

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on Sunday 26 July and interviews will take place on Friday 31 July. Interview will be conducted virtually. Candidates will be asked to prepare a 10-minute teaching presentation aimed at advanced students which will be incorporated into the interview.

Candidates are welcome to seek more information beyond the Further Particulars by contacting Dr Ioanna Sitaridou On questions of procedure, contact Ruth Farley, HR Coordinator on

The funds for this post are available for 10 months in the first instance.

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Please quote reference GP23266 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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