Early Career Researcher in Legal Translation Studies
University of London - School of Advanced Study
The Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) are seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE) Early Career Researcher for one year in the first instance.
The Early Career Researcher in Legal Translation Studies will take a leading role in the development of a series of new collaborative projects exploring the intersections between languages and legal studies. Central to these projects is the promotion and facilitation of research on law and language, teaching, and outreach initiatives nationally and internationally. The post-holder will have a good research record and willingness to facilitate the research of others by organising conferences or producing edited books, preferably with experience of teaching in the wider field of translation. You will be expected to actively identify and prepare research grant applications and to develop teaching and training initiatives in collaboration with colleagues in the two institutes.
To be considered for this role you must have experience of academic research in Translation Studies, excellent translation skills along with experience of working with digital technologies.
The ideal candidate will have high level of interpersonal and communication skills, and proven ability to work independently, to initiate and complete scientific projects, and ability to collaborate with academic, professional services staff and others on research and other initiatives. The successful candidate will have ability to create and develop networks across scholar, governmental and non-governmental media and educational sectors. Proven ability to set priorities along with excellent organisational skills and good time management skills are essential in order to manage demanding workload.
The post-holder will also be able to demonstrate well-developed academic writing and editing skills paired with excellent verbal communications skills to suit a range of audiences.
It is essential that the post-holder be within five years of completing a PhD, although you will also be considered if you have just completed your PhD (post-viva), providing you are able to demonstrate necessary skills and experience.
For a full person specification and job description, please download the below documents.
Please note that the term ‘’Early Career'’ is used in this context to designate the status of the role occupied by the job holder and has no bearing on the ideal candidate’s age.
To apply for this role, please submit your CV and Covering letter before the closing date at midnight on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 here https://www.jobs.london.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=432&source=jobsacsite