Lecturer in Spanish and Latin America Studies
University of New South Wales, School of Humanities and Languages

Education Focussed (EF) Lecturer in Spanish and Latin America Studies


Job no: 498612
Work type: Continuing / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Lecturer


The Opportunity

The School of Humanities and Languages is one of Australia's leading centres of teaching and research excellence in the humanities and languages. In 2019, UNSW was ranked 45th in the world for Arts and Humanities. We're also ranked in the top 51-100 universities worldwide for History, Philosophy, Modern Languages and Linguistics, providing our students with the critical skills, historical perspectives, and language proficiency needed to thrive in the contemporary world.


UNSW’s Education Focussed roles (EF) enable academics to specialise in education and devote their time to delivering high-quality teaching and pursuing initiatives to enhance the educational experience of our students. 


The Education Focussed Lecturer will make a significant contribution to the delivery of the major and minor in Spanish and Latin American Studies, have demonstrated experience in teaching all levels of Spanish language courses from the Introductory to the Advanced level as well as demonstrated familiarity with the most innovative methods in the teaching and learning of languages. Furthermore, the Lecturer will be expected to contribute to our contextual courses on Spanish and Latin American culture and society, on topics such as cinema, art, and popular culture, and should be aware of contemporary issues affecting Spanish and Latin American societies

  • Salary: B $107,201- $126,386 + 17% superannuation & Annual Leave loading
  • Full time- 35hr/per week 
  • Location: Kensington Campus – Sydney, Australia


About UNSW

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. We aspire to this in the belief that a great university, which is a global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, can make an enormous difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.



Specific responsibilities for this role include:

• Demonstrate and continuously develop a well-defined teaching philosophy that inspires student learning;

• Conduct classes, assess student learning achievements and support students in undergraduate courses in line with UNSW policy;

• Design and develop learning activities and resources, and assessment and feedback using a range of suitable approaches and learning environments

• Initiate the development of experimental approaches to teaching and learning with the support of more senior academics;

• Support learning progression with students as individuals (through such activities as one-to-one consultation) and as a cohort (through general course related advice) to achieve positive learning and employability outcomes for students;

• Manage course administration as Course Authority, including academic quality assurance;

• Maintain professional development in pedagogy, disciplinary knowledge and minimum professional accreditation requirements (where relevant)

• Make a positive contribution to School meetings and seminars and be a member of School/Faculty committees as required;

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for this role can be found in the attached position description below.


POSITION DESCRIPTION - Download File Level B - EF Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Studies.pdf

Within your application you should address the selection criteria which are listed within the position description. 

  • Pre-employment checks required for this position. 

Please apply online. Applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below. 



Steve Lalic

E: steve.lalic@unsw.edu.au 

Applications close: 11:50pm, Thursday 16th January 2020 (AEDT)

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

Position Description

Advertised: 06 Dec 2019 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 16 Jan 2020 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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