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The University is organised into about 140 different departments, each of which recruits its own staff.  Permanent academic posts usually have a ‘joint’ post in a College and in the Faculty, but there will also be posts (often, but not exclusively, research-only or teaching-only) that are based in either a College or a Faculty/Department.  Colleges arrange their own recruitment and will advertise vacancies on their own websites, although many will also place vacancies on the main university website at:

The following vacancies are primarily in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, which is based at 41 and 47 Wellington Square. 

The Modern Languages Faculty has roughly 1,000 undergraduates reading for the Honour School of Modern Languages or one of five Joint Schools, and approximately 150 graduate students; there are around 100 academic staff holding university posts.  The main subjects studied are French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, and Modern Greek.

The Faculty’s professional services staff are based in Wellington Square.  Most academic staff are based in colleges, but a small number of academics and some research staff are also based at Wellington Square.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to valuing diversity.


Current Vacancies

172349 - Lecturer in Galician and Spanish Language

Grade 6: £32,332 - £38,205 p.a.

In collaboration with the Xunta da Galacia, the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Galician and Spanish Language.

The Lecturer is responsible for planning and delivering language teaching within the Sub-Faculty, including marking work and participating in oral examinations.   The Lecturer will give classes in the written and the oral use of Galician and Spanish up to a maximum of 16 hours a week in each week of each term.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for undertaking activities and running events to raise the profile of Galician and Spanish within the institution, and to participate in appropriate administrative duties in the sub-faculty as required.  They are expected to keep up to date with innovations in pedagogical practice.

Applicants must possess fluency in Galician and Spanish equivalent to native-speaker level; have an undergraduate degree in Galician/Spanish, translation or English taught in Galician/Spanish, with a significant literature, language, translation or writing component; experience in teaching Galician as a foreign language in higher education; interest and/or experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language; familiarity with, and an interest in, current pedagogy including the development and dissemination of new teaching materials and skills in the use of technology (video, audio, IT) for language teaching.

Further details are available at:

The application process is being handled through the Xunta da Galicia.  Applications must be submitted electronically through the standard form (Annex I) available at the Xunta de Galicia's office,

Applications must be submitted by 27 June 2024.

The interviews will take place virtually (via video conference) in mid-July.