Lecturer Chinese-to-English Translation
Requisition ID: 20339 Location:
Contract Type: Open Ended Working Pattern: Part Time Posted Date: 01-Jun-2022
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Lecturer Grade F: £31,406 to £40,927 per annum
Lecturer Grade G: £42,149 per annum
Closing Date: 22 June 2022
The School of Modern Languages wishes to appoint a part-time (50% FTE) Lecturer in Chinese-to-English Translation to further enhance its reputation as a world-leading centre for Translation and Interpreting.
You will have the skills required to train Chinese-to-English translators to professional level. You will be expected to deliver professionally informed teaching of Chinese-to-English translation at MA level on site at the Newcastle campus; contribute to curriculum development and teaching innovation; supervise MA dissertations and projects; give pastoral guidance to students; and undertake scholarship (or, for suitable candidates, research) in an area of Translation Studies.
The post is offered at one of two levels – Lecturer Grade F or G. The level of appointment will be determined by your ability to meet the requirements of the person specification and job description.
You will have a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject area. You will have native-level English writing skills, and expert Chinese reading skills, in a range of genres. You will have the ability to deliver innovative teaching of Chinese-to-English translation, informed by professional insights, on our MA programme; to engage and infuse students; and to supervise dissertations and dissertation-equivalent translation projects at MA level.
You will be joining a school with a diverse and international collaborative learning community, and a vibrant research and scholarship culture. You will be contributing to one of the world’s leading MA programmes in professional Chinese-English translating and interpreting.
This post is offered on the Teaching and Scholarship (T&S) career pathway. If, however, you wish to be considered for the T&R pathway, you must state this in your application. For the T&R pathway, besides the above skills profile you should also: have completed or be about to submit a PhD in a relevant field; have a strong or developing publication record; and have clearly defined research plans which aim for internationally excellent publications, grant applications and societal impact.
For informal enquiries please contact Francis Jones Professor of Translation Studies.
You will have a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject area
You will have the experience and qualities needed to provide excellent teaching of Chinese-to-English translation to highly-motivated MA students, who have high-level reading and writing skills in both languages
You will have the experience and qualities needed to undertake MA-level supervision, give pastoral support to students, and to make a dynamic contribution to the School
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Postgraduate degree in a relevant subject area
Ability to design, teach and assess practical and professionally relevant modules in Chinese-to-English translation, which train translators to professional level
Native-level (or native-equivalent) English writing skills in a range of genres
Expert Chinese reading skills in a range of genres
Capacity to develop innovative approaches to the curriculum and to teaching delivery, and to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students
Ability to undertake postgraduate supervision at MA level
Ability to communicate complex information clearly and efficiently
Higher Education Teaching qualification or HEA Fellowship status
Ability to contribute to and develop scholarship-led modules in translation studies, professional studies for translators, or a similar area (e.g. computer-assisted translation; literary, software or audio-visual translation; etc.)
Ability to support the teaching and assessment of interpreting
Ability to undertake administrative or recruitment duties within the School
Attributes and Behaviour
Ability to respond enthusiastically and positively to students
Ability to give pastoral support to MA student tutees
Demonstrable willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a team
Sensitivity to the views of others
Qualifications and experience
Professional experience of the translation sector
Experience of Chinese-to-English teaching and assessment in a Higher Education context
Plans for developing scholarship activity in Chinese-English translation and/or its pedagogy
Professional Chinese-to-English translating experience
Familiarity with computer-assisted translation tools
Experience of postgraduate supervision at Master’s level
Experience of designing and delivering a practical or research-led module
The University holds a silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the initiative supporting researchers in Europe.
Requisition ID: 20339