[Vacancy] Professor in Translation/Interpreting Studies

Professor in Translation/Interpreting Studies

The Institute of Translation Studies is devoted to excellence in research and education. With its comprehensive language offer and strong focus on transcultural communication, the Institute is ideally placed to examine new developments and demands resulting from an increasingly globalised and culturally diverse world. Central areas of research include the cultural, historical and socio-political relevance of translation and interpreting, inherent structures and processes. The Institute is characterised by its comprehensive language offer and cultural diversity, and provides its students from Austria and abroad didactically committed and scientifically sound training.

The Institute of Translation Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities is seeking to appoint a Professor (f/m) of Translation Studies pursuant to § 98 of the University Act (UG)(40 hours per week; permanent employment according to the Austrian Law on Salaried Employment (AngG); expected starting date March 2nd 2020 )

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a new field of research which explores translation in the context of recent advances in communication and translation technologies. The research area will comprise two lines of inquiry: Firstly, it will examine phenomena and practices that go beyond the narrower concerns of professional practice, challenge traditional conceptions of translation, and address innovative areas such as translation communities, crowd translation, fan translation or multimodal translation; secondly, it will critically assess the use of new technologies in (professional) translation practice and seek to predict the implications of their employment. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and deliver courses on the Institute’s bachelor’s and master’s programmes and teach on the Faculty’s doctoral programme. S/he will supervise bachelor’s and master’s as well as PhD theses and assume administrative responsibilities within the Institute and the Faculty.

Requirements for employment

  • Completion of an appropriate university degree at a university in Austria or abroad
  • Habilitation or equivalent qualification in Translation and/or Interpreting Studies
  • Excellent scientific qualification in research and teaching for the relevant subject (relative to academic age)
  • Acquired international research and teaching experience after completion of the Doctorate/PhD
  • Competence in subject-specific project acquisition
  • Management and leadership experience
  • Gender mainstreaming competence

The candidate is expected to demonstrate his/her educational and didactic skills. S/he conducts international research addressing interdisciplinary issues. The candidate’s research record demonstrates his/her ability to develop and advance the new area of research. The successful candidate will also be expected to cooperate with the two existing fields of research at the Institute. The successful candidate will possess knowledge of at least two of the languages taught at the Institute. S/he will have an advanced level of proficiency in German in order to be able to complete administrative tasks and academic duties and also be able to deliver courses in German and English. S/he will possess cooperative leadership and communication skills and have experience in generating external funding and planning and managing research projects.


Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): A1

Minimum salary

The minimum salary according to the classification scheme of the collective agreement is EUR 70.071,40 gross per year. Salary subject to negotiation.

Application deadline: September 26th 2018
Reference number: BV/6/98 ex 2016/17

The University of Graz is striving to increase the number of women, particularly in executive positions, and thus explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. In case of equal qualifications, women will receive priority consideration.

If you are interested, please submit your application documents in accordance with the general application guidelines (which can be found at http://jobs.uni-graz.at/en/Berufungsverfahren) within the deadline. Your application documents should include the reference number of the position and be sent by email to: