[Job Vacancy] Teaching Fellow in Modern Languages (Translation Studies)

University of Birmingham

Location: Birmingham
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £33,348 to £43,155 with potential progression once in post to £45,737
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th July 2023
Closes: 31st July 2023
Job Ref: 44612Z23

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract until 31 January 2025

The Department of Modern Languages is looking to appoint a Teaching Fellow in Translation Studies. The position is a fixed-term appointment.

The successful candidate will have: a PhD in Translation Studies (or other relevant area of research); the expertise to teach in the area specified in the job particulars; experience of teaching in a university department or equivalent; and fluent written and spoken English.

The post-holder will be expected to teach courses predominantly in Translation studies, both on the Campus-based and Distance programmes, so that the Department’s teaching objectives are met. They will also be expected to undertake administrative work in the Department. An ability to teach translation technology or audio-visual and/ or practical translation at PG level may be an advantage, as may experience as a practising translator in domains such as business, law, medicine, etc.

Preference may be given to candidates with expertise in teaching online and/or blended learning approaches. Preference may also be given to candidates with ability to teach French or Mandarin Chinese.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview at which they will be expected to make a short presentation. The presentation, which must be in English and last no more than 10-minutes, should explain how they would prepare a 50-minute introductory class on any aspect of translation theory for Postgraduate students (MA). Candidates will be asked to provide a copy of the lesson plan ahead of their interview.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Charlotte Ross at the Department of Modern Languages, c.e.ross@bham.ac.uk. Please do not submit applications to this email address.

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