[Job Vacancy] Associate Lecturers in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics: Translation Technology (Italian) Translation Technology (Spanish)

The Open University – School of Languages and Applied Linguistics

Location: Work from home
Salary: £34,304 pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th May 2022
Closes: 27th May 2022
Job Ref: WELS_Italian_Spanish_22J


Starting: October 2022

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

The role

We are looking to recruit Associate Lecturers in Translation, in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at the Open University

The position is part-time Your final FTE will depend on how many module groups you will be allocated. It is likely to be 0.2.

Students study Translation at postgraduate level in our MA Translation. This consists of three consecutive modules: L801 Translation Theory and Practice, L802 Translation in Practice and L803 Translation Project.

Students choose one language out of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and translate this language in or out of English. They study a substantial amount of translation theory and employment related topics. As a tutor, you would have a group of students working in and out of English and your teaching language, and support them with all academic aspects of their study with the module materials, understanding and applying translation theory, writing commentaries etc. Tutors also take it in turns to moderate topic forums advising students from all languages in greater depths on specialist topics. The starting full-time salary is £34,304 paid pro rata based on your FTE. Although most of the teaching occurs between October and June, the position is paid over the full calendar year

What you get in return

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. To ensure they remain up to date with developments in their academic field, Associate Lecturers are allocated 6 days (pro-rata) per annum for AL-led (ie. self-directed) Academic Currency and 1 day, plus 5 days pro rata, per annum for Agreed Academic Currency and Professional Development.

Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 27 days holiday per annum (pro rata) with variable (pro rata) Bank holidays and an attractive pensions proposition.

How to apply

For full details on each of the modules advertised and to apply online please use the link below:

Associate Lecturers in the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics:Translation Technology (Italian) Translation Technology (Spanish) | Employment (open.ac.uk)

Closing date for application: 27th May 2022 – noon

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