University Lecturer in Colonial Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

The Spanish and Portuguese Section in the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a University Lecturer in Colonial Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies. We invite applications from candidates with outstanding research and teaching potential in Colonial-era Hispanophone literatures and cultures of Latin America. Strong preference will be given to candidates with a specialist interest in 16th and 17th centuries. Expertise in indigenous, Lusophone and/or Spanish peninsular languages and cultures of the Colonial era will be an advantage.

The successful candidate will normally hold a PhD in the relevant specialist subject area and will have a record of, or clear potential for, outstanding research. Appointees will be expected to:

  • engage in high-level research,
  • seek opportunities to win external funding for that research,
  • publish in their specialist field,
  • teach and examine undergraduates,
  • supervise and examine MPhil and PhD postgraduate work,
  • contribute to administration.

In order for your application to be considered, please upload to the application system a covering letter and a curriculum vitae including a list of publications before the vacancy closes at midnight (GMT) on Thursday 10 December 2020.

Applicants are also requested to ask three referees to email letters of reference directly and in confidence to Ruth Farley, HR Coordinator at by the closing date, without waiting for a formal request.

Long-listed applicants will be invited to submit a writing sample of no more than 10,000 words.

Interviews and teaching / research presentations for short-listed applicants will be held on 14-15 January 2021, subject to confirmation.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor Brad Epps ( Questions regarding the application process please contact Ruth Farley, HR Coordinator (

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please quote reference GS24649 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University of Cambridge is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach to equality, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture, and values diversity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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