University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Departmental Lecturer in Golden Age Spanish Literature

United Kingdom

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Departmental Lecturer in Golden Age Spanish Literature

Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JF

The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, in association with Merton College, is seeking to appoint a highly organised and proactive Departmental Lecturer in Golden Age Spanish Literature to join our friendly team.

This fixed-term post is to provide replacement teaching while Dr Alice Brooke is on leave in the first two terms of the 2024–25 academic year.

The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching of Spanish within the Sub-Faculty of Spanish by offering 16 hours of lectures or seminars over the course of the two terms. They will also be responsible during Full Term for providing on average eight contact hours a week of undergraduate tuition in Spanish language and literature for Merton College.

The successful candidate will be expected to give tutorials (small-group teaching, typically of 2–3 students), seminars, and language classes to first-, second-, and fourth-year undergraduates (and, occasionally, visiting students), and may be required to teach postgraduate seminars. The undergraduate literature teaching involves tutorials and seminars on the set texts for the first-year examinations; tutorials and seminars in Golden Age literature; and supervising dissertations and bridge essays.

Undergraduate language teaching involves translation into English and some teaching of Spanish.

Additional information on teaching requirements, other duties and responsibilities of the post, and details of how to apply for the position are included in the job description.

What we offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees' wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days' annual leave
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Further college benefits are set out on the Further Particulars
  • Applications must be made online by 12:00 noon on Wednesday 5 June. You will be asked to upload a CV and supporting statement explaining your suitability for the post. Please ensure all documents are uploaded as PDF files.

    It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Friday 21 June.

    Contact Person : HR Administrator Vacancy ID : 172593 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 05-Jun-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 36024 - 44263

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    Departmental Lecturer in Golden Age Spanish Literature


    University of Oxford


    United Kingdom


    May 14, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 05, 2024

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