The University of Sydney – School of Languages And Cultures
Location: Sydney
Salary: AU$93,629 to AU$111,182; £52,039 to £61,794.96 converted salary* pa. + 17% superannuation and leave loading                                        
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent


Placed on: 16th September 2014
Closes: 12th October 2014
Job Ref: 1814/0914


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Reference No. 1814/0914 

  • Be part of a dynamic department in the School of Languages and Cultures
  • Have a significant role in developing language pedagogy within the Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • Full-time, continuing, remuneration package: $110K – 131K p.a. (including salary, leave loading and up to 17% superannuation) 

The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) in The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences  offers the widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate language studies in Australia and is a centre for European, Latin American, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. 

The Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies is seeking to appoint a scholar who will complement and enhance the department’s reputation in teaching and in research. We are particularly looking for an expert in language teaching methodology, particularly in the pedagogy of Spanish as Second Language, Applied Linguistics and/or translation. Also of interest is an ability to teach/coordinate cultural units with a focus on Spain.  

In this role you will: 

  • maintain a research profile compatible with the department’s research programs
  • supervise honours and postgraduate research students in Spanish and/or Latin American Studies
  • contribute to core units in the Spanish and Latin American Studies majors
  • develop one or more elective units for inclusion in the Spanish and Latin American Studies major. Areas of focus should reflect your area of expertise, with specific emphasis on language pedagogy and on the culture of Spain. 

To secure this role you will have: 

  • a PhD in hand in Spanish or Hispanic Studies
  • a high level of fluency in Spanish and English
  • experience in designing and teaching Spanish-language courses with demonstrated success in promoting student retention and achieving high levels of language competency
  • a good record of peer-reviewed publications relative to opportunity 
  • demonstrated ability, relative to opportunity, to develop and maintain an active research program including research grant applications
  • evidence of capacity to work flexibly and collaboratively in a team environment, to teach at different levels and assume roles in administration and planning in the department and school. 

Desirable for appointment is your: 

  • record of successful honours and research student supervision
  • demonstrated administrative skills. 

The position is full-time, continuing, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. Membership of a university-approved superannuation scheme is a condition of appointment for new appointees. 

Remuneration package Lecturer (Academic Level B): $110,802 – $131,575 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $93,629 – $111,182 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation). 

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1814/0914 for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 12 October 2014 (11.30pm Sydney time) 

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged. 

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