[Job Vacancy] Lecturer in Translation Studies (Arabic)

University of Strathclyde – School of Humanities

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £38,592 to £39,745
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th August 2022
Closes: 5th September 2022
Job Ref: 360049

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

FTE: 1.0 (35 hours/week)

Term Fixed Term (36 months)

The School of Humanities is a community of researchers, teachers, students, and support staff working together on some of the most interesting and exciting issues in historical and contemporary culture. Translation and interpreting play an integral role in the School through the MSc Business Translation and Interpreting programme and have established a growing significance in modern languages study at undergraduate and PhD levels as well. Translation and interpreting also offer opportunities for multidisciplinary research within the innovative School environment. As part of a wider collaboration between the University of Strathclyde and the Middle East University (Amman, Jordan), a new MSc Applied Translation will launch in October 2022. The programme will be delivered on campus at MEU and content will be taught by staff from both institutions.

We seek to appoint a Lecturer to join our Translation and Interpreting subject team, on a full-time open-ended contract. The post holder will teach primarily on the MSc Applied Translation programme and will be located at MEU in Amman during the teaching semesters. They will also contribute to postgraduate feedback, marking and supervision at Strathclyde, remotely and in person as circumstances permit. Candidates will have a good honours degree and PhD (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline and will have a native or near native level of fluency in both spoken and written English and Arabic. You will demonstrate a body of published research in high quality publications demonstrating standards of excellence in any area of translation and interpreting studies. We particularly welcome candidates whose research sits within the School’s broad research themes: Heritage, Culture and Place; Communication, Language and Translation; or Gender.

Candidates will demonstrate an ability to secure research/KE funding, including some experience of contributing to grant applications and a track record in securing funding would be advantageous. You will also have relevant teaching experience at postgraduate level, including the ability to teach translation theory, specialized translation practice (in particular, in the domains of business, media and tourism), CAT tools, post-editing and subtitling. A working knowledge of consecutive, simultaneous and/or dialogue interpreting would further be beneficial. You will also have experience of providing timely, criteria-driven feedback to students.

An October 2022 start date is desirable.

Formal interviews for this post will be held in late September.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Sharon Deane-Cox, Senior Lecturer in Translation & Interpreting (sharon.deane-cox@strath.ac.uk).

For more details, visit: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/CSM597/lecturer-in-translation-studies-arabic-469808