Lecturer (Spanish)





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The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade 7, £35,845 - £40,322 per annum.
The post is a result of a successful Leverhulme Trust Fellowship award. It is a fixed term 0.8 teaching replacement lecturer post  (approx 28 hours per week) over 16 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.


The University of Glasgow is seeking to appoint a fixed term Lecturer (LTS) in Spanish.
LTS posts focus on the design and delivery of learning and teaching alongside scholarship (i.e. outputs and other work that relates to the study and practice of learning and teaching within a Higher Education setting).
In this role you will contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by contributing to teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with undergraduate and, if appropriate, postgraduate programmes and will undertake scholarship to enhance learning and teaching in the School of Modern Languages & Cultures. Applications from candidates with a background in sociolinguistics and an ability to contribute to courses relating to the sociolinguistics of the Spanish-speaking world will be particularly welcome.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Deliver a range of teaching, supervision and assessment activities across undergraduate and, if appropriate, postgraduate programmes within the Subject/School.
2. Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment.
3. Contribute to the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession.
4. Make effective use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision.
5. Ensure an inclusive and evidence-based approach to facilitating learning in a range of face to face and potentially online delivery formats such as tutorials, lectures, problem based learning, that promotes student participation and learning outcome attainment.
6. Engage in scholarship by undertaking methodologically rigorous, educationally relevant,
enquiries into student learning and disseminate evidence to enhance your own, and   potentially others’, teaching practices. Attend and participate in appropriate seminars and conferences to support research-led teaching, scholarship and/or professional practice in your disciplinary area.
7. Develop effective working relationships with students and, in partnership with relevant student services teams, respond appropriately to the diverse range of learning approaches and learner needs.
8. Develop relationships with external stakeholders in support of knowledge exchange,public understanding and appropriate forms of outreach such as widening access.
9. Participate in local, and potentially overseas, activities associated with studentrecruitment [e.g. open days], orientation and induction and other School and University initiatives such as support for student transitions, employability and student mobility as   appropriate.
10. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.
11. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.
12. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the
University’s Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.


A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 [PhD] in Spanish or equivalent in a related discipline and/or equivalent teaching experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
C1 Sufficient breadth and/or depth of knowledge of Spanish language and Hispanic cultures and of relevant teaching methods to work within the subject area.
C2 Ability to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature and to be effective both orally and in writing at a level appropriate to the activity in both Spanish and English.
C3 Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.
C4 Thorough knowledge and ability to apply policy, practice and procedures including broader University/sector/external [e.g. commercial] awareness.
C5 Up-to-date knowledge and specialist understanding in the field with an ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students to inspire learning and to provide pastoral care to students within the subject area.
C6 Appropriate experience of teaching Spanish at undergraduate level.
C7 Sufficient research and teaching experience to supervise undergraduate dissertations in the subject area.
B1. Ability to teach Spanish sociolinguistics and/or related sub-fields including multilingualism, language policy, minority language dynamics and language contact in the Spanish-speaking world

Cómo solicitar 


New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

Informal Enquiries should be directed to Professor Bonnie Slade, Director of Learning and Teaching, bonnie.slade@glasgow.ac.uk.


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