[Job Vacancy] Lecturer in Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting

Lecturer in Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting

Swansea University

Location: Swansea
Salary: £35,326 to £40,927 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th August 2021
Closes: 25th September 2021
Job Ref: AC04731

Salary: £35,326 to £40,927 per annum together with USS benefits

Hours of work: Full time (35 hours per week)

Contract: This is a permanent position

Location: This position will be based at the Singleton Campus

This role is designed to consolidate Swansea’s strength in translation and interpreting in the School of Culture and Communication. As well as BA Translation and Interpreting, the School offers BA English-Chinese Translation and Interpreting, which teaches students from partner universities in China (on 2+2 BA degrees and 1+1 BA / MA schemes). We have a cohort of Mandarin students on our twin MA programmes in Translation and Interpreting and Professional Translation, and several PhD students in Translation and Interpreting. 

The successful candidate will lead both undergraduate and postgraduate translation and interpreting modules and contribute to team-taught undergraduate and postgraduate translation and interpreting modules, such as MLZM01 Advanced Translation – Mandarin, MLTM25 Conference Interpreting, MLT320 Interpreting – Business, MLT207 Dialogue Interpreting, MLZ102 Translation Workshop – Media, MLZ202 Translation Workshop – Business, MLT100 Concepts in Translation and Interpreting and MLTM05 Foundations of Translation and Interpreting.

The successful candidate will be expected to support the existing portfolio of interpreting modules and develop it as required. Therefore, experience in interpreting and/or teaching interpreting is very desirable. The successful candidate will also be expected to support teaching and research by supervising postgraduate students at the appropriate level (MA and/or PhD).

The School is committed to innovative forms of teaching and to enhancing the employability of its students and thus welcomes applications from individuals with ideas and experience in these fields.

The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher whose teaching practice is informed by their research and/or professional practice, with a record of and plans for contributing successfully to advancing teaching practice in Translation and Interpreting and contributing to the wider academic community. The successful candidate will have a record of research outputs and demonstrate the potential to secure resources to underpin original research/scholarly/innovation activity. The successful candidate will be expected to work collegially as part of a team within and outside the immediate subject area.

Person Specification Criteria

  1. A PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a relevant subject area.
  2. Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or equivalent.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr Rocio Perez-Tattam, Head of Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting: r.s.perez-tattam@swansea.ac.uk

Applicants are asked to provide a completed online application providing evidence against the essential criteria in the recruitment documentation. Applicants should also attach to the application 3 separate documents: 

1. a Curriculum Vitae;
2. a publication list;
3. a statement detailing your potential contribution to teaching and learning in the department/school;

For more information and to apply, please go to the Swansea University website:

Lecturer in Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting (swansea.ac.uk)

Vacancy closes at 11pm on the 25th September 2021.