[Job Vacancy] Professorship for English Linguistics and Translation with a focus on specialised translation in multimodal contexts

  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY: TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences
  • RESEARCH FIELD: Language sciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE: Leading Researcher (R4)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: 07/08/2022 23:00 – Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION: Germany › Cologne
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT: Permanent
  • JOB STATUS: Full-time


TH Köln is one of the most innovative universities of applied sciences and a member of the university alliance UAS 7. We offer 27,000 students and 1,000 academics from Germany and abroad an inspiring learning, research and work environment in the fields of engineering and humanities as well as social and natural sciences. TH Köln shapes social innovation – this is our approach to society’s challenges. Due to our interdisciplinary mindset and actions as well as our regional, national and international activities, we are a valued cooperation partner in numerous fields.

Your area of work

The successful candidate will carry out research and teach courses in the MA programmes of the Institute of Translation and Multilingual Communication in the area of English Linguistics and Translation with a focus on specialised translation in multimodal contexts. In addition, the successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses on the topics of translation theory and practice 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.

Your profile

Qualified candidates must have earned a university degree in translation or another university degree with relevance to the advertised position and a doctorate in a relevant field. Candidates must have excellent general and specialised translation skills for the language pair English-German and will have proven theoretical and practical expertise in these types of translation. Candidates are familiar with multimodal translation and/or transcreation. Ideally, candidates will be well-acquainted with language and translation technology tools (e.g. machine translation) and have experience with employing such tools in professional translation work and, if possible, in translation courses as well.

You have excellent language skills in your working languages English and German.

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.

For more details, visit: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/805331