Aston U: Translation & Intercultural Communication (UK)

“JobLecturer in Translation and Intercultural Communication, Languages & Social Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK. Deadline: 30 November 2019.

The Department of Languages and Translation Studies is seeking to make on appointment at Lecturer level in Translation and Intercultural Communication from 1 April 2020. Aston welcomes applications from exceptional scholars with expertise in translation studies or intercultural communication and Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, French, German or Spanish. Strong candidates from Translation Studies, Applied Linguistics and Intercultural Communication especially those with a specialization in industry-focussed Applied Translation Studies, Multilingual Specialised Communication, Business Translation, Intercultural Business Communication and Translator Training are encouraged to apply.

Aston U Job Ad: Cultural Heritage & Identities (UK)

Job adsProject Manager, Cultural Heritage and Identities of Europe’s Future, Aston University – Languages & Social Sciences. Deadline: 3 April 2018.

Aston School of Languages and Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a Project Manager to work on a 3-year project funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme.  The Cultural Heritage and Identities of Europe’s Future (CHIEF) project aims to build an effective dialogue between different stakeholders in order to facilitate a future of Europe based on more inclusive notions of cultural heritage and cultural identity. The project is innovative in its approach to the cultural literacy of young Europeans by privileging the importance of production and transition of cultural knowledge in both formal educational settings initiated from above, and a variety of informal social interactions. The project will explore these interactions by building an inter-disciplinary, multi-sectoral and transnational partnership in nine countries, including EU member-states (UK, Latvia, Slovakia, Croatia, Spain and Germany) and regions outside Europe (Turkey, Georgia, India). Through its research activities and social interventions, CHIEF will have a substantial impact on policies and practices facilitating inter-cultural dialogue in Europe. It will contribute to understanding and enhancing cultural literacy for young people, resulting in greater appreciation of diversity. The project will lead to more effective use of European cultural heritage as a site of production, translation and exchange of heterogeneous cultural knowledge.

Aston University job ads: Translation Studies

Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies
Languages & Social Sciences
Aston University, Birmingham, UK
Closing Date: Monday 25 April 2016

This post is advertised in conjunction with a related position as Lecturer in Translation Studies. Applicants should submit an application to the post they wish to be considered for.

The School of Languages and Social Sciences is an ambitious, expanding, multidisciplinary School with an established reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

The Languages and Translation Studies subject group is seeking to make on appointment at either Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level in Translation Studies from 1 September 2016. Strong candidates from Translation Studies, especially those with a specialization in Translation Process Research, Translation Technology, Specialized Translation, Terminology, and Translator Training are encouraged to apply.

You should have a completed doctorate in Translation Studies or a closely related, relevant discipline and a strong track record of publications and research. You should have experience of teaching in Translation Studies at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and be able to contribute to the development of the teaching portfolio within Translation Studies. Experience in teaching translation theory, practice, and technology are particularly important. The new appointment will also be expected to contribute to the leadership of our undergraduate or postgraduate programmes in Translation Studies.

Please contact Professor Frank Austermuehl (Chair in Translation Studies) with any queries about the role.