Post: Professor in Hispanic Studies (University of Glasgow)

By Maria Montt Strabucchi • news • 23 Aug 2018

Professor in Hispanic Studies

University of Glasgow – School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Location: Glasgow
Salary: Professor – negotiable and depending on experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st August 2018
Closes: 20th September 2018

Job Purpose
Provide academic leadership by conducting internationally-leading research, delivering research-led education, and contributing to School administration as required by the Head of School. The post-holder will lead a research agenda in Hispanic Studies and be expected to have research and/or teaching interests in the areas of Translation Studies and/or Comparative Literature, with the specific remit of stimulating collaborative research and external grant applications in these areas involving colleagues both within and outside the School.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Lead and engage in research and publication that enhances the quality of the School’s international research profile, including conducting personal research of the highest quality and maintaining a consistently high level output of publications and presentations of world-class quality.
  2. Sustain internationally leading high quality research activity, seeking and securing funding for a portfolio of research projects through grant applications to external funding bodies, e.g. Research Councils.
  3. Encourage research students of high calibre to undertake doctoral research and supervise them to completion.
  4. Supervise research projects undertaken by research staff and postgraduate students and ensure the effective development of the staff and students.
  5. Deliver a range of teaching and assessment activity at postgraduate level within the School and subject area.
  6. Take a leading role in the design and delivery of postgraduate programmes and courses, including opportunities leading from new research.
  7. Develop links with national and international organisations with a view to enhancing research and teaching in the School and in the subject area.
  8. Act in a senior role within the School and/or subject area in administrative and other activities as directed by the Head of School.
  9. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan.

Standard Terms & Conditions
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Professor in Hispanic Studies within our College of Arts, for full details on this position, please click on the link:

The appointment will be subject to the whole powers and conditions of any Act of Parliament, Ordinances, and Law affecting the University. The appointment is a whole-time appointment, the Professor undertaking to accept paid outside work only with the prior consent of the University Court. This provision does not apply to examinerships and such other appointments as are incidental to the ordinary course of University business.

Salary will be negotiable and depending on experience.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding this scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

Details of three referees should be included on the applicant information form – referees will be contacted for all short listed applicants.

Interviews will be held on 9 November 2018.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

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