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Tuesday, 02 July 2019 17:05

Professor of Language and Translation Technologies

The Centre for Translation Studies (CTS) has been awarded a £3.56m Expanding Excellence in England grantto launch an ambitious new research programme, bringing together human-based research practices with cutting-edge advances in machine learning and AI, and focussing on the convergence of human and automated approaches to different modalities of translation and interpreting in order to initiate a step-change in the broader translation research agenda. We believe this direction of research is critical at a time when advances in automation are reshaping the language services industry into one of the fastest growing industries, nationally and globally. The ‘technological turn’ in translation creates exciting opportunities, but it also requires fresh approaches in order to understand all the dimensions of its impact, to mitigate drawbacks and to derive truly innovative solutions.

To complement existing excellence in CTS in researching applications of technologies in translation and interpreting, we are therefore seeking to appoint a dynamic research leader with a proven track record in language and translation technologies, including machine learning and AI as applied to translation, and a strong interest in combining human and automated approaches to translation.

The post holder will develop and lead a research group in translation technologies, driving research in CTS in this area and making a significant contribution to achieving the strategic goals of CTS’s expanding research programme. She/he will also contribute academic leadership to CTS’s translation programmes and develop updates of the programme portfolio to ensure it embraces emerging industry and research trends.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate world-leading and world-changing research with outputs that are consistently recognised as internationally excellent in the field. She/he will have a significant track record of securing external research funding. Clear evidence of a commitment to collaboration with academic and non-academic partners will be essential as will be evidence of excellence in the development and delivery of teaching and the promotion of student experience.

Please note this post complements further new posts available in CTS. There will also be an opportunity to appoint a post-doctoral researcher in accordance with the research area of the successful candidate.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Prof Sabine Braun, Director of CTS by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

For more information, visit https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=043019

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