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Monday, 29 January 2018 10:22

Lectureship in Modern Languages Spanish/Portuguese/Russian (with a focus on translation/interpreting)

University of Birmingham - School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

3 year fixed term position, potential to be renewed as permanent

Deadline for applications: 25 February 2018

The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Birmingham is seeking to make two appointments at Lecturer level (one for Spanish, one for Portuguese) and one appointment at Lecturer or Senior Lecture for Russian. These posts are part of a significant programme of investment in the Department of Modern Languages. The appointments will both reinforce and expand existing research and education strengths, following the recent appointment of a number of chairs and lectureships. The Lecturers will contribute to the Department’s renewed vision for the future of Modern Languages as it is studied and researched in the University.

The successful candidates will be excellent researchers, holding or close to completing a PhD or equivalent qualifications and with ambitious future agendas for research, impact, and external funding bids that complement and expand current activity in the Department. The appointees will be excellent teachers, and will contribute at all degree programme levels, including core and specialist modules and Spanish/Portuguese language teaching.

The Department welcomes applications from specialists in any relevant time period or geographical area. The Department will give consideration both to applicants who specialize solely in Spanish/Portuguese/Russian, and to those who research and teach Spanish/Portuguese/Russian alongside one or more other language areas, providing that Spanish/Portuguese is a major part of their work.

Preference may be given to candidates who work in one or more of the following areas, but consideration will be given to all outstanding candidates:

  • Translation and/or Interpreting
  • Linguistics
  • Interdisciplinary or comparative cultural study

Preference may likewise be given to candidates whose approach to research relates to one of the following, but consideration will be given to all outstanding candidates:

  • Linkages and/or comparisons between diverse times and/or places and/or media
  • Sexuality studies with particular regard to intersectional identities
  • Relationships (historical or contemporary) between technology and knowledge

For more information about the Lectureship in Modern Languages (Spanish), please visit

For more information about the Lectureship in Modern Languages (Portuguese), please visit 

For more information about the Lectureship/Senior Lecturiship in Modern Languages (Russian), please visit 


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