Job Details

  • Reference number: E210327
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: October 5th
  • Remuneration package: The annual remuneration package for 2021, including benefits at Lecturer level is R765 575

Background to Position

The School of Languages and Literatures invites applications for a permanent appointment as Lecturer in Spanish Language and Literature. The appointment will commence as soon as possible. Faculty of Humanities.

Job Description


• Teaching, convening, and developing of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and programmes

• Active contribution to the Section’s research projects

• Active participation in the School’s research culture

• Administration commensurate with experience

• To contribute to blended learning modalities, as required 

Inherent Criteria


• Completed PhD in Spanish Language, Hispanic Literatures, Linguistics, or Philology

• Native or near-native mastery of the Spanish Language

• Experience in the teaching of Spanish Language, Hispanic Literatures, Philology, or Linguistics at tertiary level

• Evidence of a clearly laid out research strategy and publications commensurate with career stage

• Ability to communicate effectively in English 

Application Requirement

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ian Petersen.

- UCT Application Form (download at

- Cover letter, and

- Curriculum Vitae (CV) Please ensure that the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line. 

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be required to do a presentation.

Telephone: 021 650 2163                          Website:

Reference number: E210327                   Closing date: 24 October 2021

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About University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa's oldest university, and is one of Africa's leading teaching and research institutions. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, a high school for boys. The College had a small tertiary-education facility that grew substantially after 1880, when the discovery of gold and diamonds in the north – and the resulting demand for skills in mining – gave it the financial boost it needed to grow. The College developed into a fully fledged university during the period 1880 to 1900, thanks to increased funding from private sources and the government.