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Batista i Roca Fellowship in Catalan Studies

Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge invites applications for a Research and Teaching Fellowship, to be held for the academical year 2024-2025 with possible renewal for up to four further years. The successful candidate, of post-doctoral level or similar, will carry out a programme of research in the field of modern Catalan Culture or Language. The Fellowship will also involve a combined teaching load, to all levels of Catalan and Spanish language, of no more than 14 weekly hours during the twenty Cambridge teaching weeks. Experience in all relevant areas of teaching is highly desirable. Expertise in distance learning and digital technology is also highly important.

The Fellowship is co-sponsored by the Institut Ramon Llull (a public organization that promotes Catalan language and culture internationally, and Catalan language studies at universities abroad). The stipend is currently set at £31,396. The Batista i Roca Fellow receives free residence in a bedsitter in College (or a living-out allowance, currently set at £3,807 p.a.), free meals on high table when the kitchens are open, and other benefits associated with a Fellowship at Fitzwilliam College. Further details about the College are available at

Applicants should send by email attachment to both the HR Manager at Fitzwilliam College ( and the Institut Ramon Llull (, the following documents: a specimen unit of teaching of some aspect of the Catalan language relevant to the beginners’ course; and, in both English and Catalan, a copy of their curriculum vitae together with a detailed statement of their research proposal  (not exceeding 1,000 words). They should also ask three referees to ensure that their references reach the Master’s Assistant before the closing date. Selected candidates will be called for interview, via Skype, Zoom or similar, at a mutually convenient date in May 2024. Candidates will be required to demonstrate a knowledge of Catalan, English and Spanish at native or near native level.

The closing date for applications and references is Tuesday 16 April 2024. Queries about the application process should be directed to the HIR Manager at Fitzwilliam College ( Further particulars will be available at

Anyone wishing to discuss the position informally is welcome to contact Dr Isaias Fanlo at