[Job Vacancy] Lecturer in Translation Studies, University of Surrey
The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising and forward-thinking spirit, committed to research and innovation excellence and to benefitting the economy, society and the environment. Our researchers practise their excellence against the backdrop of our broad spectrum of technological, human, health and social sciences, and their uncommonly strong linkages forged in an integrated campus culture of cooperation.
The Centre for Translation Studies (CTS) has recently expanded its research, teaching and innovation activities based on an ‘Expanding Excellence in England’ (E3) award by Research England. The Centre has launched an ambitious new research programme, bringing together humanities-based research practices with innovative social research methods and cutting-edge advances in natural language processing and artificial intelligence. The programme focusses on the convergence of human and automated approaches to translation and interpreting in order to initiate a step-change in the broader translation and interpreting research agenda and to future-proof translation and interpreting studies and practice in the era of rapid advances in AI and other data-driven technologies.
About the role
To complement existing excellence in CTS in researching the integration of technologies in translation and interpreting, applications are invited for the position of Lecturer in Translation Studies with a specific focus on research in interpreting. The post holder will make a strong contribution to achieving the strategic goals of CTS’s expanding research programme. She/he will also contribute to PhD supervision and to postgraduate teaching on CTS’s interpreting-related programmes and will develop updates of our teaching portfolio to ensure it embraces emerging industry and research trends.
We particularly welcome candidates with;
- An interest in research aimed at improving access to different aspects of society (including access to public services, culture, media and education) through interpreting and/or related modalities of language-based mediation.
- A strong interest in the role of language/communication technologies in interpreter-mediated communication workflows and events is essential.
- The successful candidate will be expected to have an emerging track record of high-quality research with internationally excellent outputs, commensurate with the candidate’s career stage.
- She/he will have evidence of the ability to secure external research funding and will be able to evidence excellence in the development and delivery of teaching and the promotion of student experience.
For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Prof Sabine Braun, Director of CTS by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How to apply
Please complete the application form evidencing your skills and experience against the criteria listed and attach your CV. You can also attach a cover letter but this is not mandatory.
Closing deadline for applications 20th November 2023.
Interview date Friday 1st December 2023 in person in Guildford.
The interview will consist of two parts; a presentation to relevant academics, on a topic you will be given in advance, in the morning and a panel interview in the afternoon, with opportunity to have a tour whilst you are here.