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Edward Clay

Deadline for positions extended to 25 May 2020

1) The Centre for Translation Studies is seeking a University assistant (prae doc) in the field of Transcultural Communication (Prof. Dr. Cornelia Zwischenberger) with a focus on online collaborative translation (e.g. Translation Crowdsourcing, Fansubbing, Fandubbing, Scanlation, Translation hacking). These types of online collaborative translation are investigated as specific forms of transcultural communication where both the translation process as well as its product are characterized by particular hybridity.

2) The Centre for Translation Studies is seeking a University assistant (prae doc) in the field of Transcultural Communication (Prof. Dr. Cornelia Zwischenberger) with a focus on the use of the translation concept beyond Translation Studies ("translational turn") from a transdisciplinary/transcultural perspective on translation.

The Centre for Translation Studies (ZTW) at the University of Vienna, Austria is one of 20 academic units (faculties and centres) of the University of Vienna. In addition to the area of teaching (transcultural communication, translation studies, translation and interpreting education in 14 languages, etc.), the Centre conducts research in several key research areas. Cutting-edge research is conducted by professors, habilitated staff members, predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers, senior lecturers and many more. More than 120 lecturers teach translation-related subjects to about 3,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Deadline for applications: 25 May 2020

For more information on vacancy 1), click here

For more information on vacancy 2), click here

The Centre for Legal and Institutional Translation Studies (Transius) will hold its next international conference from 30 June to 2 July 2021 in collaboration with IAMLADP’s Universities Contact Group (UCG). The conference will provide a forum for dialogue between scholars and practitioners with a common interest in legal translation and institutional translation settings more generally. It illustrates the Centre’s commitment to fostering international cooperation and advocating translation quality in the field.

The 2021 conference will combine keynote lectures, parallel paper presentations, a poster session and thematic roundtables, so that all participants, from high-level experts to translation trainees, can benefit from the exchange of experiences. Contributions on the following themes are welcome: 

        1. Problems, methods and competence in legal translation, including comparative legal analysis for translation
        2. Terminological issues in legal and institutional translation
        3. The use of corpora and computer tools for legal and institutional translation practice, training and research
        4. Sociological and ethical issues in legal and institutional translation
        5. Developments and implications of institutional policies of translation and multilingual drafting
        6. Thematic specialisation in institutional translation (technical, scientific, financial, etc.)
        7. Translation quality control, quality assurance and management practices in institutional settings
        8. Court translation and interpreting
        9. Legal and institutional translator training

Deadline for submissions: 30 October 2020

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The University of Nizwa is the second top university in the Sultanate of Oman and the first among the private universities in research. It is a non-profit academic institution, governed by its faculty. It aims to broadly educate students and equip them with values, knowledge and life skills needed to enrich their lives and enable them to meaningfully contribute to the progress of society. 

Position: Assistant Professor in English Translation Studies (English-Arabic, Arabic-English).

Applicants should be able to begin work in Fall 2020 academic semester at the beginning of September 2020.

Minimum Requirements

  • PhD in the field of specialization (Bachelor and Master's degrees should be in the same field of general specialization from a recognized university).
  • Ideally 2-5 years teaching experience in a recognized University/College.
  • Good research record; research publications in peer reviewed journals (according to rank).
  • Experience in supervising MA theses.
  • Administrative and leadership experience in academic settings would be preferred.
  • Expertise in curriculum development, accreditation process, institutional partnership/linkages, academic advising, strategic and operational planning, quality management and organization of conferences, seminars, workshops and exhibitions.
  • Potential to establish an active research program involving undergraduate and Master's-level students.
  • Knowledge of contemporary teaching practices and E-learning.
  • Willingness to contribute to the academic development of the department.

Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2020

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The aim of the conference is to create a forum for discussion and exchange of experiences for practitioners, teachers, translators, representatives of business and administration, theoreticians, researchers who specialize in specialist languages, business communication, international cooperation. The conference will be divided into three sections: didactics of specialist languages, translation of specialist texts, linguistic studies in the area of specialist languages and discourse.

Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2020

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Machine Translation is here to stay. For many years, MT has seen advances in the quality of output, the number of users, language pair and domain coverage, as well as the number of enterprises investing in MT. MT is now an integral part of most CAT tools and post-editing is a de facto task required from language professionals in many domains. The introduction and wide-scale adoption of NMT has boosted this even more. Languages and domains that were not supported previously are now serious contenders for MT, at least for gisting, if not for more. As MT becomes more and more mainstream, an increasing number of people are interacting with it, for a variety of purposes, even beyond the commercial language industry. The 2020 AMTA conference is therefore an excellent moment in time to take stock of the nature of this interaction, the impact to date and the potential impact into the future.

Deadline for submissions: 15 May 2020

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The International Federation of Translators (FIT) and the Asociación Cubana de Traductores e Intérpretes (ACTI), as the hosting organisation, are pleased to announce the XXII FIT World Congress, to be held from 3 to 5 December 2020, in Varadero, Cuba.

The work of language professionals can often be undervalued and unseen, even though their contribution makes it possible for us to enjoy the benefits of scientific and technological progress, facilitates vital aid in conflicts and disasters, and opens doors on new cultures.

By removing linguistic and cultural barriers, they foster equality of access, interlingual and intercultural dialogue. Translation, interpreting and terminology, underpin the human rights and fundamental freedoms, crucial to sustainable development, inclusive governance, peace and social equity. They are vital for creating sustainable and desirable futures. The pivotal role that professional practitioners play in securing understanding among nations, ensuring cultural diversity and protecting human rights needs to be highlighted.

Join us for the first time in Latin America, to debate and discuss around the broad theme of A World without Barriers: The Role of Language Professionals in Building Culture, Understanding and Lasting Peace.

Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2020

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This issue is intended to be a self-reflexive research work that looks back and forward upon corpus-based translation studies (CTS). Similarly to other publications in the field (e.g. Laviosa 1998; Laviosa 2002; Olohan 2004; Kruger et al. 2011), looking back brings us to at least 1993, when Mona Baker (1993: 235) officially envisaged a turning point in the history of the discipline. Baker was not the first person to undertake corpus-based research (see, for example, Gellerstam 1986; Lindquist 1989), but she was undoubtedly the scholar who most forcefully predicted what the future had in store. And her premonitions were realized in virtually no time. Research has grown exponentially from 1993 onwards in the very aspects Baker had anticipated (corpora, methods and tools).

We believe it is time we pause and reflect (critically) upon our research domain. And we want to do so in what we see is a relatively innovative way: by importing Taylor & Marchi’s (2018) spirit from corpus-assisted discourse studies (CADS) into CTS. Like them, we want to place our emphasis precisely on the faulty areas within our studies. We aim to deal with the issues we have left undone; or those we have neglected. In short, and drawing on Taylor & Marchi’s (2008) work, we propose to devote this volume to revisiting our own partiality and cleaning some of our dustiest corners.

Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2020

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Studying the history of translation is a practice taking place in the present – a present trying to understand itself by looking at its past. In order to facilitate this understanding, Chronotopos introduces a new section: On a regular basis, Chronotopos will include thematic foci in its issues that bring together papers on a specific topic related to the history of translation and interpreting. This way, Chronotopos can function as a discursive hub and create reference points for future projects. Since 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, the first focus will be on the relationship between translation and World War II. Chronotopos asks all interested authors for contributions dealing with this relationship in one way or another.

Possible questions include, but are not limited to:

- What role did translation and interpreting play during events related to World War II?

- In what way did translation contribute to the rise and spread of National Socialist ideology? And how did translation contribute to resistance movements?

- What specific methodological problems arise when doing research on this topic?

- What meta language is appropriate? Are typical metaphors for translation (e. g. bridgebuilding) an option for this context? How do we deal with categories such as “Jew/Jewish”, if their use by the Nazis has produced the historical realities we want to study?

- How are the events and experiences of World War II related to the emergence of translation studies as an academic discipline?

Deadline for informal announcement of intention: 30 April 2020

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A permanent 100% position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Humanities and Education, as Professor/Associate Professor in translation with a focus on translation technology. The position is located at Campus Kristiansand. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.

The Department of Foreign Languages and Translation has approximately 35 academic/research positions and about 300 students currently enrolled in study programmes in Translation and Intercultural Communication, English, French, German and Spanish. The department’s teaching portfolio includes first-year studies, Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes, teacher education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, postgraduate certificate in education, as well as doctoral programmes in linguistics and literature. The Bachelor's programme in Translation and Intercultural Communication will be phased out and replaced by a Master’s programme in Translation and Professional Communication over the coming three years.

The Professor/Associate Professor will be expected to take part in teaching and supervision with a focus on translation technology for MA students, and for BA students until this programme has been phased out. He/she will also be expected to be involved in the continuous development of the MA programme in general, and courses involving translation technology in particular.

Deadline: 5 May 2020

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Wednesday, 01 April 2020 09:44

Lecturer in Translation Studies, Cardiff

Cardiff School of Modern Languages has an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching, and we give students the opportunity to pursue their interest in languages in an exciting, interdisciplinary environment.  We educate around 800 students annually on our full time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and a further 2500-3000 through our university wide Languages for All Programme.
Applicants are invited to apply for a Lecturer position in Translation studies within the School. The post holder will undertake a full teaching load, including the development, delivery and evaluation of modules and programme provision within the undergraduate and post qualification provision of Translation Studies.The post holder will pursue excellence in teaching, and inspire others to do the same. The post holder will also supervise students and carry out administrative duties within the work area as required.

Deadline for applications: 6 April 2020

For more information, click here

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