[Job Vacancy] Assistant Professor: Chinese x 2 posts

Assistant Professor: Chinese x 2 posts

Heriot-Watt University – School of Social Sciences – LINCS

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £32,817 to £49,553
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th September 2019
Closes: 10th October 2019
Job Ref: IRC23131

The Department of Languages & Intercultural Studies (LINCS) offers specialist Chinese courses on its postgraduate translating and interpreting programmes, as well as the undergraduate programme in International Business Management & Languages. Elective courses in Chinese language are also offered to non-specialists at beginners and post-beginners levels.

We are now looking to recruit two full-time members of staff to grow the Chinese team, either on a Teaching & Research contract or on a Teaching & Scholarship contract. The successful candidates will contribute primarily to teaching translation and interpreting courses at various levels, as well as Chinese language courses. We are ideally looking to appoint one candidate with the expertise to teach translating and/or interpreting from Chinese into English and one with the expertise to teach from English into Chinese. Successful candidates may also contribute to teaching in other areas of the Department and will be required to be involved in relevant administrative tasks.

The new staff members must have native/near-native proficiency in English and Chinese and have experience of teaching in areas of relevance to the department, such as Chinese language, translating and/or interpreting, Chinese studies, or business communication. They may also have experience in course coordination and a track record of research publications and international academic conference presentations.

Essential Qualifications:

Applicants must have a postgraduate university qualification in a relevant field and should ideally have completed a research degree in a relevant field. They also should ideally have a generic teaching qualification.

Embracing diversity at Heriot-Watt University means we can select from the broadest pool to find the best person for the job – we encourage you to apply.

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