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Thursday, 13 June 2013 07:43

Lecturer/ Associate Professor, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China

Job opening: Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor of Translation or English
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies - School of Interpreting and Translation Studies

Introduction: The School of Interpreting and Translation Studies at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies was established in May 2005. It is located on the University's North Campus, surrounded by the beautiful White Cloud Mountains that are renowned as the cradle of individuals of great merit. Our mission is to advance the social, economic, cultural, and educational development of Guangdong Province. Our resources, for interpreting, translation, teaching and research, are integrated. The School has highly qualified staff with extensive experience in both the theory and practice of interpreting and translation. Our goal is to produce highly skilled, professional translators and interpreters who will be in demand locally and abroad. The School consists of the Department of Interpreting, the Department of Translation Studies, the Research Centre for Interpreting and Translation Studies, the Training Centre for Advanced Interpreters and Translators, and the National Resources Centre for Translation Studies.

Responsibilities and Requirements:
The School follows the tenets of the University's motto – "moral integrity, outstanding performance, and cross-cultural learning". It cultivates four categories of talented individuals in accordance with national socio-economic needs and guidelines. The four categories of talented individuals are: PhD students in Translation Studies; MA students in Translation Studies (specifically in the areas of Conference Interpreting, Interpreting Studies, Translation Theory, Commercial Translation Studies, Legal Translation Studies, Media Translation Studies and Literature Translation Studies); BA students in Translation (particularly in translation practice); advanced professional interpreters and translators in non-degree programmes.

The ideal appointee will have:
    A master's or doctoral degree in translation studies, or conference interpreting, or English from a leading university
    Some years' relevant university teaching experience
    Relevant work experience
    Research achievements consistent with the level of appointment
    Proficiency in Chinese
    Ability to edit in English

BENEFITS: The remuneration package includes:
    On-campus apartment
    Accident, medical and surgical insurance for appointees under 65 years-of-age (we reimburse 80% of actual costs from approved providers)
    Assistance in locating and enrolling successful candidates' children in GDUFS affiliated institutions: elementary school, junior high school, senior high school, university
    3-month holiday (summer vacation and winter vacation)
    Access to research funds
    Opportunities to design and teach elective courses
    Opportunities to attend international conferences
    An annual sightseeing tour.

Salary scales in RMB per month:
    YUNSHAN Scholars/Distinguished/Eminent Professor 18,000 – 30,000
    Professor 10,000 – 20,000
    Associate Professor 10,000 – 14,000
    Senior Lecturer 8,000 – 12,000
    Lecturer 5,000 – 8,000.

1) Salary:  In order to attract more experienced and highly professional foreign experts to teach on GDUFS campus, the University made some new policies to substantially increase the available salary for these experts. Therefore, the University is now able to provide up-to RMB20, 000 of monthly salary to world-wide famous Professors that can be active participants in teaching and research in their specific field.

2) International Travel Subsidy:  Besides a monthly salary, the University shall pay each foreign teacher a certain amount of international travel subsidy to basically cover a round trip (for 1-year contract) or a single trip (for a half-year contract) from abroad to Guangzhou. This subsidy will be divided into several parts based on the length of each teacher's contract and paid monthly by the University together with the teacher's monthly salary as a whole.

How to Apply:  Please email to us the following information in one pdf file:

    Letter: A one-page letter that indicates your situation, aspirations and competence.
    Teaching subjects: A statement that says which of our departments attracts you and a list of the courses you have taught in the last five years (give the course title, institution, and the level of each course).
    Rank: An indication of the level of appointment you wish us to consider (please select only one level): Eminent/Distinguished Professor, Professor, Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer, Lecturer, Lecturer (recent graduate)
    Your curriculum vitae.
    Teaching: A statement of your teaching philosophy and achievements. Recent assessments of your teaching.
    Research: A statement about your recent research and your research aspirations. If possible, please attach to the email you send us, pdf copies of up to three of your published research articles.
    Thesis: A reference in APA format for any thesis you have completed, the abstract for your thesis and an internet link (URL) to your thesis.
    Copies of all your earned degree and diploma certificates.
    A copy of your passport.
    References: If you wish, you may include up to three references. These should not be your confidential referees.
    Referees: The contact details for three referees whom we may contact confidentially, one of whom should be a recent employer.

For those who are interested in working for a dynamic and prestigious university in Guangzhou, China, please contact:
The International Office
GuangdongUniversity of Foreign Studies
Guangzhou 510420 P.R. China

Please email your complete application to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: (8620) 36207047; Fax: (8620)36209250
University website:

Introduction about Guangzhou, China:  Guangzhou, a capital city, is the largest and most prosperous trading city in southern China, with the Baiyun Hill in the north and the Zhujiang (Pearl River) Delta Plain in front. The city is 125 kilometers northwest of Hong Kong on the Pearl River. Guangzhou is one of the 24 cities which are the first to have been announced as famous cities of historic and cultural interest in China. The history of 2,200 years has left behind many places of historic interest and scenic beauty. They are vivid witness of past brilliance of Guangzhou. The climate of Guangzhou is sub-tropical. The average year-round temperature is 22C. August is the hottest month, with an average temperature of 30C. January is the coldest month, with an average of 13C. The rainy season falls between April and August. Average annual rainfall is 1,720 mm.

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