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Lecturer in Spanish

Requisition ID:  20641

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  20-Jun-2022


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.


What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.

Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues 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.


Salary: £31,406 to £40,927 per annum


Closing Date: 18 July 2022


The Role


The School of Modern Languages wishes to appoint to the position of Lecturer in Spanish (Teaching and Scholarship).


Priority areas: Language teaching and curriculum development.


We welcome applications from outstanding language teaching experts who are able to contribute to the development of learning and teaching within the School, taking account of developments within the discipline, including digital learning, changes in the market, and best practice in Learning and Teaching.


You will have native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English, experience of teaching Spanish in a higher education context and an excellent knowledge of language-teaching pedagogy. You must have the ability to deliver innovative teaching on our undergraduate programmes in Spanish and to contribute to the design and delivery of the School’s language curriculum. Relevant experience in teaching from B1 to C2 courses (CEFR) is essential for this post. Expertise in technology-enhanced learning and innovation is expected.

You will be joining a vibrant School with a diverse and international collaborative learning community, a strong commitment to innovation in Learning and Teaching, a proven record of collaboration across languages and cognate subject areas, and a reputation for excellence in both teaching and research.


Any enquiries please contact Dr Jorge Catala-Carrasco


Key Accountabilities

  • You will possess the experience and qualities needed to provide excellent teaching and to make a dynamic contribution to the School
  • You will be able to contribute to the development of Learning & Teaching across the School


The Person 


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Ability to design and deliver language modules to a high standard
  • Experience of teaching Spanish in a higher education context from B1 to C2 levels (CEFR)
  • Excellent knowledge of language-teaching pedagogy
  • Experience in project-based learning
  • Expertise in Assessment and Feedback and an interest in developing innovative approaches in these areas
  • Capacity to develop innovative approaches to the curriculum and to teaching delivery, and to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students
  • Ability to work both independently and effectively in a team
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly and efficiently
  • Ability to take up administrative and pastoral roles within the School


Attributes and Behaviour

  • Ability to respond enthusiastically and positively to students
  • Demonstrable willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a team, within and outside the Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies Section
  • Sensitivity to the views of others



  • Applicants must hold a degree in a subject area relevant to the post. A teaching qualification and/or a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field is essential

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.


Requisition ID: 20641