Reader/Professor in Latin American Studies

University of London

Department: School of Languages, Linguistics & Film
Salary: Reader, Grade 7, ranging £61,896 to £69,114. Professor, £77,824 (off-scale) (Grade 8)
Reference: QMUL32775
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 19 May 2023
Closing date: 16 June 2023

Further details and apply


About the Role 

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, within the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, is looking to appoint a suitably qualified Reader or Professor specialising in Latin American Studies. Applicants with specialisms in literature, film, visual arts, digital humanities or culture and the ability to contribute towards our Liberal Arts and/or Global Development programmes would be especially welcome. 

Research-related duties include: research and publication, with evidence of high-quality research and publications in renowned journals, together with research leadership in the field so as to contribute to the overall medium and long-term research strategy of the School. We would expect the successful candidate to contribute significantly to at least two of the School’s five research themes of Global Epistemologies, Visual & Material Culture, Translation & Adaptation Studies, Language, Nation, Identity, and Medical Humanities. Education-related duties include convening and teaching undergraduate modules, contributing to MA provision as appropriate, (co)-supervising PhD students, developing new modules, and adapting existing ones, in line with their specific research strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake administrative and leadership roles within the School and/or Department.

Please note: for candidates wishing to apply for the professorial position, in all of the above duties, we expect to see evidence of successful strategic and human leadership and implementation.

About You 

You will hold a PhD in Latin American Studies or a related subject, or a relevant professional qualification or equivalent professional experience, together with the ability to deliver teaching and assessment at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The ability to work constructively and flexibly with colleagues, and good organisational and communicative skills, are also essential.  

About the School

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About Queen Mary 

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. 

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form. 


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme and a comprehensive range of personal and professional¿development opportunities. We also offer range of work-life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities (including on-site nursery, Mile End campus only). 

The post is full-time and permanent, expecting to start 1 September 2023. Starting salary is Grade 7, ranging £61,896 to £69,114 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance at Reader level, or Grade 8 at Professor level.  

As part of your application, within the supporting statement, please specify which position you are applying for.

Queen Mary’s commitment to¿our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of recruitment for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly. 

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary

.Informal enquiries to Dr Rosa Vidal Doval at [email protected]

To apply, please click the ‘apply’ button below. 

The closing date is 16 June 2023.

Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date

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