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Wednesday, 19 August 2020 18:46

Post-Doc Position in Translation Studies at University of Graz Featured

We are looking for a passionate researcher and new colleague at the intersection of translation technology and (digital) translation didactics at the University of Graz in Austria. The Institute of Translation Studies is located in a beautiful city and region, right at the crossroads between Central and Southeastern Europe. The successful applicant will be affiliated with the research project "Translation and cooperation in times of technocapitalism".


The Institute of Translation Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities is looking for a

University Assistant with Doctorate

(40 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 6 years;

position to be filled as of October 12th 2020)


Your duties

• Independent research and scientific collaboration in the research area "Translation and cooperation in times of technocapitalism"

• Possibility to write an empirically-based postdoctoral thesis (habilitation) with a focus on translation technology and (digital) translation didactics

• Preparation of a structured overview of new developments and innovations in translation technology and digital translation didactics

• Publications in scientific journals and/or other forms of knowledge transfer (dissemination of knowledge)

• Assistance in the acquisition of external funding

• Contribution to existing and new research projects

• Participation in and co-organisation of workshops, symposia and conferences

• Teaching of courses, among others in the field of translation technology

• Student support

• Administration related to research and teaching


Your profile

• Doctorate in translation studies with a reference to translation technology and/or (digital) translation didactics

• Excellent knowledge of the theories and methods of translation studies

• Comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge of (new) translation technologies

• Familiarity with didactic approaches and methods in translation studies, preferably in relation to (new) translation technologies

• International experience and (preferably international) publications

• Experience in applying for external funding is desired

• Experience in organising academic events

• Experience in teaching translation studies courses

• Openness to tread new paths in (digital) translation didactics

• Very good computer skills, preferably with a background in language technology, computational linguistics or computer science

• Very good knowledge of German and English and good knowledge of at least one other language taught at the institute

• Taking pleasure in research, teaching and student support

• Intercultural competence

• Communication, organisational and above all teamwork skills

• Commitment, personal initiative and proactive action

• Reliability, resilience and flexibility


Our offer


Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): B1

Minimum salary

The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 3889.50 gross/month. This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.

We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.

Application Deadline: September 9th 2020

Reference Number: MB/229/99 ex 2019/20

The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in particular in management and faculty positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply.

Especially with regard to academic staff, we welcome applications from persons with disabilities who meet the requirements of the advertised position.

If you are interested, please submit your application documents (in English or German) before the stated deadline to the following email address:

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Make sure to indicate the reference number on your application!

Please provide the following documents:

• concept for a habilitation project related to Digital Translation Didactics and Translation Technology (2-3 pages)

• letter of motivation

• academic curriculum vitae

• copies of university degree certificates


Further information on the research area is available under:

For any further enquiries, please contact Prof Stefan Baumgarten:

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