Lectureship in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
University College Cork, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Lectureship in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

Permanent Whole-time Post

UCC wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies specializing in the History or Cultures (including art, literature, theatre and performance) of the Spanish Golden Age. Applications from researchers with a track record or an interest in applying digital approaches to the field will be especially welcome. Building on a long tradition of excellence in Golden Age Studies at UCC, the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Department, including modules on Golden Age Art and Visual Culture, Cervantes’s novelas ejemplares as well as Golden Age Drama. In addition, the applicant will be expected to contribute to one or more of the taught MA programmes offered in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Applicants must hold a PhD before taking up the position and must have native or near-native command of Spanish. Evidence of a commitment to excellence and innovation in both teaching and research is required. A strong contribution to the research culture of both the Department and the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures will also be expected. The successful candidate will be expected to participate as appropriate in the normal administrative work of the Department and the School.

The Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at UCC is a vibrant centre of teaching and research across a broad range of areas, including modern and contemporary Spain, Latin America, as well as courses in the languages and cultures of Portugal, Catalonia, Galicia and the Basque Country. There are two active research centres – the Centre for Mexican Studies and the Irish Centre for Galician Studies – and the Department offers courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It has a large cohort of PhD students and hosts a wide range of research-related activities including international conferences and a research seminar series. We are now looking for a highly qualified and motivated lecturer to join the team and take up a lectureship from September 2019.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see https://ore.ucc.ie/. The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.


Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Head of Department, Professor Nuala Finnegan. Email: nuala.finnegan@ucc.ie. Further information on the Department is available at https://www.ucc.ie/en/splas
Appointment may be made on the Lecturer Salary Scale: €33,481 - €59,132 (Scale B) / €35,321 - €56,267 (Scale A) Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.


Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https://ore.ucc.ie/). Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to recruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job-title.


NOTE: the appointee must be able to take up the position by September 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter) at the latest.


Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Tuesday, 18th June 2019.


No late applications will be accepted.




Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector


Contact Person : Professor Nuala Finnegan

Contact Email : nuala.finnegan@ucc.ie

Job ID : 035512

Contact Number :

Close Date : 18-Jun-2019 12:00

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