[Vacancy] Lecturer in Translation and Interpreting, University of Essex

Job details

Job title
Lecturer in Translation and Interpreting, Department of Language and Linguistics
Job reference
Application closing date
£32,004 – £38,183 per annum (pro-rata for part-time)
Employment type
Fixed-term, Part-time
Job category/type
Academic, Education
Job description
The Department
The Department of Language and Linguistics (DLL) has 37 full-time academic members of staff and provides a broad spectrum of expertise in the study of language and in the practical teaching of modern foreign languages. Its core ambition is to offer students a transformative educational experience in these areas underpinned by high quality research. The majority of research conducted in the department is rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, placing us 8th among departments in the UK for research quality (REF 2014). Research is therefore at the core of the department and staff on Education contracts are also strongly encouraged to conduct research in their areas of expertise and for this research to form a core part of their teaching delivery. The department aims to positively contribute to the university’s TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) assessment and so candidates must be equally highly motivated educators and fully demonstrate the ability to positively contribute to this goal.
The Role
The department is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Translation and Interpreting from 1st September 2017 to 31 August 2018. The appointed candidate will be responsible for delivering a theory module on the Principles of Translation and Interpreting and also contribute to the teaching of Technologies of Translation. The core teaching will be at the postgraduate level to a mixed group of students pursing MA studies in TI in different modern language strands. It is crucial that the successful applicant is able to develop and deliver the core theoretical module that brings together the underlying principles that are then pursued in individual language strands. The appointed candidate will also contribute to the supervision of MA dissertations and form a part of the joint delivery of TI programmes. The ability to offer or contribute to a module on L2 Writing would be an advantage.
Qualifications and skills required
The successful candidate will have a post-graduate qualification in a relevant area, with demonstrable recent professional experience of translation and interpreting teaching/work. You should also have a professional qualification in translation and interpreting. Whilst this post is directed at teaching and scholarship, a strong research background will be essential to fulfil the department’s goal to deliver research-led teaching.
At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.
Please see the further detail link below for a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 874693/873521).
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