Job Details

  • Reference number: E230372
  • Province: Western Cape
  • Type of engagement: Permanent appointment
  • Posted: November 15th
  • Remuneration package: The annual remuneration package for 2023, including benefits at Lecturer level is R R853 709

Background to Position

The School of Languages and Literatures (SLL), in the Faculty of Humanities, invites applications for a permanent appointment as Lecturer in Spanish Language and Literature.

SLL houses full academic teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in an interdisciplinary environment comprising a dozen scholarly fields related to the study of national, continental, and global as well as modern and classical languages and literatures. It engages increasingly with questions about transnational and “Global South” identities, and contributes to the University’s transformation purpose “Vision 2030”. The Spanish Language and Literature section offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Hispanic studies, postgraduate research, and contributes to interdisciplinary projects within the School.

We hope to make an appointment of this lecturer position in Spanish as soon as possible.

Job Description


  • Teaching, convening, and developing of undergraduate and postgraduate courses and programmes
  • Active engagement in research
  • Active contribution to the Section’s research projects
  • Active participation in the School’s research culture
  • Academic administration
  • Contribution to blended learning modalities, as required

Inherent Criteria


  • Completed PhD in Spanish Language, Hispanic Literatures, Linguistics, or Comparative Literature
  • Native or near-native mastery of the Spanish Language
  • Experience in the undergraduate teaching of Spanish Language, Hispanic Literatures, Linguistics or Comparative Literature at tertiary level
  • A research strategy and publications commensurate with career stage
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in English in a predominantly English-speaking academic.


  • Experience or interest in interdisciplinary work
  • Experience or interest in internationalisation (e.g. study abroad programmes)
  • Experience or interest in collaborating with institutional partners outside academia (e.g. consular services)
  • Experience in postgraduate teaching

Application Requirement

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

  • 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: E230372       Closing date: 03 December 2023

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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.