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Sunday, 12 February 2012 19:55

Chair in Intercultural Studies at HWU

Chair in Intercultural Communication at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh UK

  • Ref no: 012/12/W
  • School/Section: School of Management & Languages
  • Grade/Salary: Professorial Minimum: £54,283
  • Closing date: 09 Mar 2012

Job description

Heriot-Watt University has been the home to excellence in research and training in Interpreting and Translating for over 40 years. The Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies is committed to conducting theoretically advanced and socially-useful research which is relevant to the academic community and engages with public interest. Over the past decade, the research units dedicated to Translation and Interpreting Studies (CTISS) and Studies in European and International Culture and Societies (SEICS) have secured funding to undertake a broad range of projects combining the investigation of translation, interpretation and communicative processes across spoken, signed, written and multimodal media with historical and contemporary analyses aimed at advancing theory, policy and practice.

 

Candidates for this post should have an outstanding publication record and be able to demonstrate a proven track record of attracting external funding and developing links with private and/or public sector organisations. They will be expected to provide academic leadership in the relevant fields of expertise at international level, pursue collaborative research projects and demonstrate a commitment to research-led teaching and postgraduate supervision. The successful candidate will provide expert strategic leadership and make a significant contribution to the School of Management and Languages’ research profile and growth.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof. Graham Turner, Director of Research in the School of Management and Languages, Tel: 0131 451 4203, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Prof. Isabelle Perez, Head of Languages and Intercultural Studies Tel 0131 451 4210 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to apply

Completed application forms may be returned by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to Heriot-Watt University, Human Resources, Edinburgh EH14 4AS. Tel. +44 (0) 131 451 3022 (24 hours), Minicom +44 (0) 131 451 8212.

Please quote the vacancy reference no. (012/12/W) in any correspondence.

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