[Job Vacancy] Lecturer in East Asian Translation Studies

Job title: Lecturer in East Asian Translation Studies (AER or T & R)
Contract Type:  3 years fixed position
Salary: Grade 8 – Lecturer £45,089 – £53,115 (Inclusive of London Allowance)            
Location: Bloomsbury 

Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to work as a Lecturer in East Asian Translation Studies at one of the most prestigious Universities in London? This could be the next role for you.

About the Department

SOAS, University of London is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, offering programmes in arts, humanities, languages, law and social sciences. Inaugurated in June 1916, SOAS has had an international reach and outlook since the arrival of its first students in February 1917 and celebrated its Centenary in 2016.
The School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics is committed to excellence in delivering specialist language-based research, teaching and scholarship in combination with regional focus and disciplinary skills. Our work covers a fascinating mix of cultures, languages, religions and traditions – classical and contemporary – from key world regions: Africa, the Near and Middle East, South Asia, and South East Asia. 
The School is also home to the Department of Linguistics, the Centre for Translation Studies, the Centre for Islamic Studies, and the Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies, which offers postgraduate and research degrees which cover not only literature and cultures but also visual media, performance, popular culture and folklore.
Members of the department conduct leading research in the languages and cultures of Africa, Asia and the Middle East and we have disciplinary strengths in literature, cultural studies, translation and linguistics. We are regularly hosting large, externally-funded research projects, and members of the department are involved in editing specialist journals, organising conference and international collaborative research. We are working closely with SOAS Library, a national research library and an invaluable resource for scholarship focusing on the SOAS regions of interest. SLCL has an active community of PGR and post-doctoral researchers and we have currently 116 PGR students as well as four British Academy Postdoctoral Fellows.

About the Role

Required to start on 1 October 2021 (at latest 1 January 2022), we are looking to appoint a Lecturer (1 FTE) on a fixed term basis for 3 years (AER or T&R). This position is partially covering of Dr Sato-Rossberg who is currently Head of the School of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics. The position will be suitable for teachers of Translation Studies with experience in East Asian languages/area studies, comparative literature, translation theory, and related fields such as cultural studies, translation technology, subtitling and dubbing.
The appointee will be required to convene modules and programmes, deliver lectures, supervise postgraduate dissertations (on East Asian languages), conduct MA dissertation seminar sessions, mark assessments for modules they convene, and participate in the marking of assessments for other Translation and Linguistics modules. The successful applicant is expected to convene and mark a Summer School module from 2022. The appointee will also contribute administrative responsibilities at the Centre for Translation Studies at SOAS as Deputy Chair and undertake up to 7 or 14 hours teaching hours per week (depending on nature of contract, AER or T&R).
The role also involves a number of pastoral, supervisory and training aspects, as well as contribution to wider SOAS initiatives and structures to support our students and enhance their experience. 
The role holder will make a strong contribution to the administration and governance of the School, for example, through work in an administrative role in the department, participation in committees and working groups, or through contribution to the research environment. 
The role also involves a certain amount of external engagement, for example through participation in professional organisations or learned societies, contribution to development, fundraising and alumni activities and/or establishing and maintaining links with non-academic communities such as diaspora communities in London and the UK. Administrative work for the Centre for Translation Studies is an essential part of the role. This involves organising a lecture series through term time and conducting knowledge exchange and outreach events. Applicants are therefore expected to have experience in organising various events. 
If you apply for an AER contract, we expect you to have a strong record of teaching Translation Studies and familiarity with the UK teaching context, and it is desirable for the appointee to have a teaching certificate. Outputs relating to scholarships is also expected.
If you apply for a T&R contract, we expect you to have a strong research profile in terms of publications, collaboration, external research funding, impact and knowledge transfer. 
SOAS expects all research-active staff to produce regular research outputs, to actively seek external funding, and to contribute for knowledge exchange and transfer, outreach, and research impact. 
We welcome proactive colleague who are passionate and committed to contribute to teaching and researching on East Asian Translation Studies. 


In return we offer 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days; a generous employer pension contribution; a number of loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment; Cycle to Work Scheme; enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions and financial support for childcare

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the Unbiased application form, please note you will not be able to upload a CV. Actual Publications are not required at this stage, just a list

Closing date: 

Completed applications must be received by  23:59 on on 8th August 2021 

Interviews will be held:on 23rd and 24th August or 10th September 2021

Further information

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Nana Sato-Rossberg (ns27@soas.ac.uk) If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact hr-recruitment@soas.ac.uk not Scott

For more information, please visit: https://vacancies.soas.ac.uk/job/179534?fbclid=IwAR3fE7oqywl-gI_AgMrR3HV0BEFtgBMpkftD8m-B31DYhaArwMWcmhC1PIQ