[Job Vacancy] Research Fellow, Monash Suzhou Science and Technology Research Institute / Lecturer (Adjunct) Monash University

Job No.: 651163

Employer: Monash Suzhou Science and Technology Research Institute

Location: Suzhou, China

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing appointment

Remuneration: RMB 330,000 – RMB 450,000 (Research Fellow Level B)

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas – and the people who discover them

At Monash, work feels different. There’s a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone’s contributions, lived experience and expertise. That’s why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

Together with our commitment to academic freedom, you will have access to quality research facilities, infrastructure, world class teaching spaces, and international collaboration opportunities. 

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The Opportunity 

Monash University is honoured to be the first Australian university to receive a licence to operate in China, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing economies, via the partnership at Suzhou with the Southeast University (SEU), one of China’s key national universities as well as the establishment of Monash Suzhou. The SEU-Monash partnership consists of the Joint Research Institute (JRI) and the Joint Graduate School (JGS), and will produce postgraduates and researchers with ideas to change people’s lives in the region and the world for the better.

The JRI conducts multi-disciplinary research projects in areas of strategic importance to industry in Australia and China. To facilitate the collaboration, Monash established The Monash Suzhou Science and Technology Research Institute (MSSTRI) and currently has five priority research themes that address strategic issues of mutual interest, including:

  • Advanced computation in science and engineering;
  • advanced materials and manufacturing;
  • energy and environment;
  • future cities; and
  • life sciences.

We are seeking an individual passionate about undertaking research in Translation Studies as well as multidisciplinary research through the application of Translation Studies to problems in one or more of the five research themes above. 

You will also be responsible for teaching Chinese-English interpreting and translation units that form part of the Double Masters in Interpreting and Translation Studies in the JGS, and supervision of graduate research students at Master and PhD level.

To be successful in this position you will have completed a doctoral qualification in Translation Studies, or related discipline area together with subsequent research and teaching experience; a record of publications and high-level technical skills and abilities.

An appropriately qualified appointee will be offered an honorary adjunct appointment as a Lecturer with the Faculty of Arts of Monash University, to be held conjointly with the appointment as Research Fellow, MSSTRI.

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

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Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily.

Your application must address the key selection criteria. Please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs“.


Dr Shani Tobias, Director, Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies, Shani.Tobias@monash.edu 

Position Description

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Closing Date

Wednesday 7 June 2023, 11:55pm AEST