LINGUIST List 29.575

Fri Feb 02 2018

Jobs: Spanish; General Linguistics: Lecturer, University of Birmingham

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Date: 02-Feb-2018
From: Erin Withers <>
Subject: Spanish; General Linguistics: Lecturer, University of Birmingham, UK
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University or Organization: University of Birmingham
Department: Modern Languages
Job Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Lectureship in Modern Languages (Spanish)

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Spanish (spa)


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 Spanish 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 Spanish, and to those who research and teach Spanish alongside one or more other language areas, providing that Spanish 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.

The Department of Modern Languages sits within the School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music in the College of Arts and Law. In Modern Languages research at Birmingham, we explore how the study of languages, discourses, and cultures challenges how we understand and experience the world. Our key concerns involve asking how foreign languages, discourses, and cultures – as objects and methods in their own right, and in all their multiplicity – relativize our ways of thinking, and how an awareness of this enables us to identify links and interconnections where there appears to be only difference and otherness. The College of Arts and Law is recognised as one of the strongest and largest concentrations of Humanities and Law scholars in the UK. The College’s results in REF 2014 show its research to be amongst the best in the world, with six of the College's units of assessment ranked in the top 5 in the UK. The College is committed to developing the careers of all staff and has introduced an enhanced package of support for individual scholarship including generous study-leave arrangements, alongside which the University has created a suite of programmes to foster the development of future academic leaders. As a member of the College of Arts and Law, the Lecturer will join a lively and flourishing community with opportunities for intellectual and other leadership, challenging and rewarding teaching, and a collegiate and highly ambitious research environment.

For further information please contact Professor Andrew Ginger, To apply go to (job reference: 58656).

Application Deadline: 25-Feb-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Andrew Ginger

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