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Lecturer (teaching) in Spanish Language

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About us

SELCS is a world-leading centre for teaching, research and public engagement, focusing on the literature, linguistic traditions, history, sociology, philosophy, art, film and other aspects of the cultures associated with the languages we teach (Danish, Dutch, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Old Norse, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish).

Our taught programmes are innovative and interdisciplinary; academic colleagues and students engage with many urgent concerns facing the world today by understanding Europe’s languages, cultures and histories and their impact globally. We are home to specialists in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American literature, film and culture. We offer BA degrees in Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, Spanish with Management, and Spanish with Film Studies, along with a number of combined language degrees, including a BA in Portuguese and another modern language. At postgraduate level we offer an MA in Language, Culture and History: Hispanic Studies, and doctoral training in several fields.

About the role

The post holder will contribute to teaching at undergraduate level and will teach approximately 270 contact hours per year. The post holder will primarily teach Spanish language but may also be expected to teach aspects of Spanish literature, history or culture according to their expertise and the needs of the programme.

They will prepare and deliver seminars, tutorials and lectures as allocated by the Programme Director of SPLAS and the Head of Department of SELCS. The post holder will be expected to participate in departmental events and contribute to the intellectual life of the department.

This is a part-time role, with the total hours of work required equating to 0.85 full-time equivalent per year.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position on 1 September 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

About you

The successful candidate will have a Postgraduate qualification (Master’s degree) within the area of Spanish Teaching as an Additional Language and/or Spanish Linguistics. They will have expert knowledge in the area of Spanish language teaching (including language-teaching methodologies and complete fluency in Spanish and English.

They will also have experience of delivering online language teaching and teaching Spanish language at university level. More details of the person specification can be found in the Job description.


You should upload the following:

• Full CV

• Covering letter (2-3 sides of A4 paper).

If preferred, candidates may instead complete the section(s) in the Questionnaire that ask you to explain why you have applied for the role and the skills and experience you bring, with reference to the person specification and job description.

Please do not upload any other documents at this stage of the recruitment process as they are not required and will not be considered.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer great benefits. Please visit to find out more.

If you have any queries about the role, please contact the SELCS Operations Team. If you need reasonable adjustments or a more accessible format to apply for this job online or have any queries about the application process, please contact the UCL recruitment team.

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Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. These include people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds; disabled people; LGBTQI+ people; and for our Grade 9 and 10 roles, women.

Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.

You can read more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here :

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