[Job Vacancy] Professorship for Multilingual Technical Communication Technology/IT (English and German)

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The successful candidate will carry out research and teach courses in the area of Multilingual Technical Communication Technology/IT (English and German) in the MA programmes of the Institute for Translation and Multilingual Communication. In addition, the successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses on the topics of technical communication, technical writing and translation in the BA programme Multilingual Communication.

The successful candidate will contribute to the faculty’s research activities with his/her own research projects and will actively apply for grant funding.
The successful candidate will actively participate in the faculty’s administration and in the institute’s management and is prepared to take on responsibilities and management roles in this context.
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Qualified candidates must have earned a university degree in technical writing, multilingual technical communication, applied linguistics with a concentration on technical communication or another related field and a doctorate in a relevant field. Candidates must have excellent knowledge in the field of technical writing and/or specialised translation in the areas of technology/IT in both English and German and will have proven theoretical and practical expertise in these areas. Candidates have excellent knowledge of language and translation technology tools and have experience with employing such tools in the professional work of technical writers and translators, and, ideally, in university courses as well. Candidates have a sound understanding of business processes as well as experience in managing and analyzing the work processes in multilingual technical communication.
Qualified candidates must have native or near-native competence in both German and English.Qualified candidates possess the capacity to pursue their objectives and endeavours in line with the long-term goals of the university as well as the ability to develop solutions in an interdisciplinary and team-oriented manner.

We foster a culture of empowerment and cooperation. International science standards, gender equality and inclusion are the guiding principles of our human resources development. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and seek to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Thus, applications from women are given priority in case of equal suitability, qualification and professional expertise in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz). Disabled persons and persons with comparable status are also given preference in case of equal suitability.

Further information regarding the job profile, appointment process and application is available here.

Your contact person for questions about the procedure:

Maike Schwering

T: +49 221-8275-5198