Job: Lectureship in Postcolonial Hispanophone and Francophone Studies

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics, University of Cambridge

The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a University Lecturer in Postcolonial Hispanophone and Francophone Studies for five years (fixed term). We invite applications from candidates with outstanding research and teaching potential in Hispanophone and Francophone Studies of postcolonial cultures, broadly understood, including Caribbean Studies. Expertise will be required in one or more of literature, film and visual culture, and history, and in relation to such research areas as studies within the Global South, Postcolonial/Decolonial Theory, Critical Race Theory, Migration Studies, and International Slavery Studies. Special attention may be given to candidates whose expertise connects Hispanophone and Francophone Studies.

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,
  • publish in their specialist field,
  • teach and examine undergraduates,
  • supervise and examine MPhil and/or PhD postgraduate work,
  • contribute to research- and teaching-related administration,
  • seek funding for their research appropriate to their career stage.

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.

In order for your application to be considered, please upload a covering letter and a curriculum vitae including a list of publications before the vacancy closes at midnight (GMT) on Friday 8th January 2021.

Applicants are requested to ask three referees to email references 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. Presentations and interviews for short-listed applicants will be held on 24th, 25th and 26th February 2021.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Dr Ioanna Sitaridou, Director of the Spanish and Portuguese Section, on, and Dr Martin Crowley, Director of the French Section, on For questions regarding the application process, please contact Ruth Farley, HR Coordinator on

Follow the link provided below for full details and the application website.