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Saturday, 25 February 2012 20:31

Lecturer in Translation Studies (Chinese), Leicester University

Lecturer in Translation Studies (Chinese)

College of Arts, Humanities and Law
School of Modern Languages
Salary Grade 8 - £35, 938 to £44, 166 per annum
Open Ended Contract

Ref: AHL00171

At Leicester we're going places. Ranked in the top 20 universities in Britain our aim is to climb further. A commitment to high quality fused with an inclusive academic culture is our hallmark and led the Times Higher Education to describe us as "elite without being elitist".
The School of Modern Languages wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Translation Studies (Chinese) who can help develop the School's programmes in Translation and Interpreting Studies at Postgraduate and Undergraduate levels, and support the work of its dynamic new Research Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies.
The successful applicant will have an established record of research and publication, or show outstanding research potential. Experience in Knowledge Transfer and Enterprise will be an advantage

The post holder will be responsible to the Head of the School of Modern Languages and work closely with the Professor of Translation Studies. He or she will undertake research, teaching, administration and other activities supporting the work of the School and the Research Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies, developing and enhancing their reputation, both internal and external to the University.


Principal Accountabilities


•       To engage in research and publication in Translation Studies, and to facilitate, through that research, the development of new insights in the discipline and the emergence of a new and fuller understanding of it.
•       To maintain a profile consistent with the requirements of relevant research assessment measures.
•       To publish monographs, chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals.
•       To secure external research funding.
•       To make available to the School and University information required by them to monitor the staff member's research and enterprise record.
•       To present papers and seminar papers at national and international venues.
•       To undertake internal and external commitments that reflect well upon and enhance the reputation of the School, subject to the agreement of the Head of School and the University as appropriate.


•       To make a substantial contribution to the teaching and supervision of students on the MA in Translation Studies and on other programmes in Translation and Interpreting Studies that may be developed.
•       To make a substantial contribution to the marking of work produced by students on the MA in Translation Studies and on other programmes in Translation and Interpreting Studies that may be developed.
•       To supervise PhD students in Translation and Interpreting Studies.
•       To be available to meet and advise students at agreed times outside of the teaching schedule.
•       To make a substantial contribution to the academically related administration of the MA in Translation Studies and other programmes in Translation and Interpreting Studies that may be developed.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

•       A first degree at upper second class level or above (or equivalent).*
•       A completed Ph.D. (or a firm viva date) or equivalent in an aspect of or directly related to Translation Studies.*
•       Experience of translating or interpreting for publication or performance or for client use.

Skills, Abilities and Competencies

•       Fluency in written and spoken English and Chinese.*
•       Evidence of outstanding research potential.*
•       Evidence of ability to generate external funding (through research grants, contracts and other sources) to support research programmes in Translation Studies.
•       Evidence of ability to carry out the teaching, research, administration and development work as detailed in the job outline.*
•       Evidence of ability to communicate clearly and effectively with undergraduate and postgraduate students.*
•       Ability to attract and successfully supervise postgraduate research students.*
•       A proven record of research in Translation Studies of international significance, including publication in peer-reviewed Translation Studies and related journals or in authored book form. *
•       A record of external funding for Translation Studies research and related activities.
•       Evidence of ability to carry out administrative duties within the Department, School and College as required by the Head of School and the Director of Translation Studies.
•       Experience of Knowledge Exchange and other externally focused Translation Studies related activity.

(* Criteria to be used in shortlisting candidates for interview)


Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Kirsten Malmkjær on
For further information and to apply on-line, please visit our website:
ACADEMIC ONLY- We use a web based, e-recruitment system, which allows you to apply on-line. Please upload a copy of your CV and a covering letter including the names and addresses of three referees. One of your referees should be your current or most recent employer.

The closing date for this post is midnight on Thursday 22 March 2012.
We anticipate that interviews will take place on Friday 11 May 2012.

Candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted by the University.  If you do not receive a communication from the University within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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