Lecturer [equiv. Assistant Prof] in Spanish & Latin American Studies (Mexican Studies) 3-yr post

Lecturer [equiv. to Assistant Professor] in Spanish and Latin American Studies (Mexican Studies)

3 Year Whole-time Post

Full description of the post and information on how to apply can be found here: https://www.ucc.ie/en/futures/collectivesocialfutures/lecturerinspanishandlatinamericanstudiesmexicanstudies/

UCC wishes to appoint an experienced academic to the role of Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Studies (Mexican Studies) to a three-year, fixed term appointment. Reporting to the Head of Department, the successful candidate will contribute to core and optional modules in Spanish, Portuguese and/or Latin American Studies. S/he will hold a PhD in Hispanic/Latin American Studies, will have expertise in Mexican Studies and will be able to demonstrate a research record commensurate with the stage in his/her career.

S/he will have responsibility for research and teaching in the areas of Mexican and US Latino/a culture and society across the different undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to which SPLAS contributes, including the Higher Diploma in Spanish for Post-Primary Teachers and the taught MA programmes offered in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, in particular the MAs in Translation Studies and Global Languages and Cultures. In addition, s/he will be the Director of the Centre for Mexican Studies and will also take on other administrative duties as agreed with the Head of Department. For more information on the Department see: https://www.ucc.ie/en/splas/ Further information on the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures can be found on the School website. This position is being filled as part of UCC Futures - Collective Social Futures.

Duties of the post

In accordance with the University’s strategic objective as a research led institution, the duties of all academic staff will include research, research-led teaching and contributions to the university, the discipline and the community. The academic staff member shall teach and examine, undertake administrative duties and carry out other duties appropriate to the post under the general direction of the Head of the Department.

Salary Information: Appointment may be made on the Lecturer Salary Scale (above the bar): €72,602 - €94,024 (Scale B) / €69,075 - €89,321 (Scale A). Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

How to apply: Applications for this post are received through UCC's online application portal. You'll be required to set up a profile (if you don't already have one). You can find the posts associated with UCC Futures - Collective Social Futures by selecting 'Academic UCC Futures' in the search by vacancy type field. Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to uccfuturesrecruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job title.

What to include in your application: applications should consist of your academic CV and a cover letter demonstrating your academic and research achievements. We would also like to hear about your research ambitions and how your academic and research profile aligns with the UCC Futures - Collective Social Futures initiative.

Details of the following should also be included, as appropriate:

  • Publications,
  • Research Interests,
  • Grants and Funding,
  • Teaching Interests and Abilities,
  • Teaching Objectives and Methods.  

Who to contact: We encourage all applicants to contact us prior to making an application for the position. Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Martín Veiga, Head of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.

Deadline for applications: Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12pm (Irish Standard Time) on Thursday, 29 June 2023. No late applications will be accepted.

Equality statement

University College Cork is committed to being a fully inclusive global university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are core values under our UCC Strategic Plan 2023-2028. UCC holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing equality in higher education. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of age, care-giving status, disability, ethnicity, gender and/or gender identity or expression status, nationality, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/creed, and/or sexual orientation. We are committed to supporting all staff through flexible working schemes, family-friendly policies, training and development, and staff networks. We value the enrichment that comes from a diverse community and seek to promote equality, prevent discrimination and protect the human rights of each individual in line with equality legislation. We encourage applicants to consult our Dignity and Respect Policy and learn more about our EDI related initiatives.

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