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Lecturer in Spanish & Translation Studies

Requisition ID:  979

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Posted Date:  30-Oct-2019

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £35,845.00 - £44,045.00 

Closing Date: 29 November 2019


The School of Modern Languages wishes to appoint a lecturer in Spanish and Translation Studies.

The successful candidate for this lectureship position will be joining a school with a vibrant research culture, which is enhanced by our relationships with wide research networks in the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.Our research strengths underpin our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. At undergraduate level we offer a variety of programmes, including a in BA Modern Languages, a BA in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, a BA in Modern Languages and Linguistics and a BA in Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting which gives students the opportunity to study two languages alongside specialist modules in translation and interpreting.

Our research and teaching in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies benefits from strong links to, and support from, the Camões Institute for Portuguese and the Institute Ramon Llull for our teaching in Catalan.

The School enjoys a very strong reputation for its MA provision in Translation and Interpreting: we have been offering a course in Chinese Translation and Interpreting since 1997, and this highly rated programme regularly attracts 100+ students each year. Complementing this, we offer an MA in Professional Translating for European Languages (French, German, Spanish and Italian) accredited by the European Master’s in Translation (EMT) network.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Please be advised that due to the minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system


Key Accountabilities

  • You will have a PhD in a relevant field, a strong or developing publication record, and clearly defined research plans that will lead to internationally excellent publications.
  • You will be expected to contribute to the delivery of Spanish language modules on our undergraduate programmes and to deliver research-led teaching on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in both Spanish and Translation Studies.
  • You will possess the experience and qualities needed to provide excellent teaching to both undergraduates and postgraduates, to undertake postgraduate supervision, and to make a dynamic contribution to the School.


The Person (Essential)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Applicants must have a strong or developing publication record, and clearly defined research plans leading to internationally excellent publications that will contribute to the School’s submission to the next Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  • They must also have experience of teaching and assessment in Spanish (undergraduate) and Translation Studies (undergraduate/postgraduate).
  • Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English. They must have the qualities required to provide excellent teaching to undergraduates and postgraduates.
  • An ability to contribute to the teaching of interpreting in the School is desirable.


Attributes and Behaviour

  • Ability to respond enthusiastically and positively to students.
  • Demonstrable willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a team.
  • Sensitivity to the views of others.
  • Enthusiasm for the task in hand.


  • Applicants must hold a PhD in a subject area relevant to the post (Spanish, Iberian Studies, and Translation Studies) and have research expertise in Translation Studies.



Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  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 race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

Requisition ID: 979