Assistant Professor in Latin American Studies and Intercultural Communication

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Ireland,
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Apr 2021

Position Summary: 

The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies welcomes applications from candidates with excellent research and teaching potential for the position of Assistant Professor in Latin American Studies and Intercultural Communication.

Post Status: Fixed term Contract - 4 years

Department/Faculty: Centre for Global Intercultural Communications and Department of Hispanic Studies, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Location: Main Campus Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

Reports to: Head of School/Head of Discipline or nominee

Salary: Appointment will be made at Assistant Professor grade at a point in line with Government Pay Policy [€35,509 - €86,247 per annum]; appointment will be made no higher than point 8.

Hours of Work: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow the link below:

Closing Date: 12 Noon (GMT), 16th April 2021

Expertise will be required in contemporary Latin American cultures, histories and societies, and Spanish language, with specific expertise in intercultural communication, ideally for business, industry and enterprise purposes. Applications from candidates with a specialisation in one or more of the following will be particularly welcome: Cross-cultural management; Business Ethics and Latin American Resources (Environmental Humanities); EU-Latin America relations, with specific interest in developing Irish-Latin American networks and relations. Applicants with knowledge of both Spanish and Portuguese are particularly encouraged to apply, if they meet the essential criteria for this post. Applicants with one or more regional specialisations including (but not limited to) any of the following are also particularly welcome: the Pacific Alliance (Mexico-Colombia-Chile and Peru), Mercosur (members and associates) and Caribbean, Latin American and Irish/EU relations, which could include CARICOM and Latin American/European connections. We particularly welcome regional expertise which is not limited to a single country, and not necessarily to a single language.

The successful applicant will be expected to take up post in July 2021, or as soon thereafter as possible.

Person Specification
Essential Qualifications

  • Native or near-native proficiency in English AND Spanish.
  • A PhD in Hispanic Studies or related field from an accredited university.
  • Specialisation in Latin American Studies.
  • Expertise in Latin American Societies and Cultures.
  • Expertise in Intercultural Communication.

Knowledge & Experience


  • Evidence of research achievement relative to career stage in the form of publications in peer-reviewed international journals and/or publications of equal standing.
  • Teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
  • Experience with digital/online teaching learning technologies and best practices.
  • Experience developing new modules and/or programmes.


  • Experience of working collaboratively and effectively in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Expertise in Latin American societies and cultures, particularly with attention to multicultural and plurilingual areas.
  • Experience of outreach and public engagement.
  • Experience of a public-facing role.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Portuguese.

Funding Information

This post has been funded by the Government of Ireland through the Human Capital Initiative (2020). The post is a 4-year fixed-term appointment, including a 1-year probation period.

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