[Job Vacancy] Lecturer Chinese-to-English Translation

Newcastle University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £31,406 to £42,149
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st June 2022
Closes: 22nd June 2022
Job Ref: 20339


Company description:

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

Job description:

The Role

The School of Modern Languages wishes to appoint a part-time (50% FTE) Lecturer in Chinese-to-English Translation to further enhance its reputation as a world-leading centre for Translation and Interpreting.

You will have the skills required to train Chinese-to-English translators to professional level. You will be expected to deliver professionally informed teaching of Chinese-to-English translation at MA level on site at the Newcastle campus; contribute to curriculum development and teaching innovation; supervise MA dissertations and projects; give pastoral guidance to students; and undertake scholarship (or, for suitable candidates, research) in an area of Translation Studies.

The post is offered at one of two levels – Lecturer Grade F or G. The level of appointment will be determined by your ability to meet the requirements of the person specification and job description. 

You will have a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject area. You will have native-level English writing skills, and expert Chinese reading skills, in a range of genres. You will have the ability to deliver innovative teaching of Chinese-to-English translation, informed by professional insights, on our MA programme; to engage and infuse students; and to supervise dissertations and dissertation-equivalent translation projects at MA level.

You will be joining a school with a diverse and international collaborative learning community, and a vibrant research and scholarship culture. You will be contributing to one of the world’s leading MA programmes in professional Chinese-English translating and interpreting. 

This post is offered on the Teaching and Scholarship (T&S) career pathway. If, however, you wish to be considered for the T&R pathway, you must state this in your application. For the T&R pathway, besides the above skills profile you should also: have completed or be about to submit a PhD in a relevant field; have a strong or developing publication record; and have clearly defined research plans which aim for internationally excellent publications, grant applications and societal impact.

For informal enquiries please contact Francis Jones francis.jones@ncl.ac.uk Professor of Translation Studies.