LINGUIST List 30.2663

Mon Jul 08 2019

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; Translation: Senior Lecturer, University of Surrey

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Date: 08-Jul-2019
From: Ana Frankenberg-Garcia <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Translation: Senior Lecturer, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
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University or Organization: University of Surrey
Department: Centre for Translation Studies
Job Location: Guildford, United Kingdom
Web Address:
Job Title: Senior Lecturer in Translation and Multimodal Technologies
Job Rank: Senior Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Translation; Multimodal Technologies; Human-Machine Interaction; Speech


The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class research
profile and an enterprising and forward-thinking spirit, committed to research
and innovation excellence and to benefitting the economy, society and the
environment. Our researchers practise their excellence against the backdrop of
our broad spectrum of technological, human, health and social sciences, and
their uncommonly strong linkages forged in an integrated campus culture of

The Centre for Translation Studies(CTS) has been awarded a £3.56m Expanding
Excellence in England grant to launch an ambitious new research programme,
bringing together human-based research practices with cutting-edge advances in
machine learning and AI, and focussing on the convergence of human and
automated approaches to different modalities of translation and interpreting
in order to initiate a step-change in the broader translation research agenda.
This research will contribute to future-proofing translation studies and
translation practice in the era of rapid advances in AI and machine learning
together with an increased need for audiovisual and multimodal translation.

To complement existing excellence in CTS in researching applications of
technologies in translation and interpreting, applications are therefore
invited for the position of Senior Lecturer in Translation and Multimodal
Technologies. We would be particularly interested to hear from candidates with
expertise in one of more of the following areas: modalities of translation
that improve media access for diverse audiences; human-machine interaction;
human-centred interactive multilingual technologies; speech, mobile and/or
immersive technologies. A strong interest in combining human and automated
approaches to translation is essential.

The post holder will be instrumental in developing a research group focussing
on audiovisual/multimodal technologies in the context of translation, making a
strong contribution to achieving the strategic goals of CTS’s expanding
research programme. She/he will also contribute research-led teaching to CTS’s
translation programmes and develop updates of the programme portfolio to
ensure it embraces emerging industry and research trends.

The successful candidate will be expected to have an emerging track record of
high-quality research with internationally excellent outputs. She/he will have
evidence of the ability to secure external research funding and will be able
to evidence excellence in the development and delivery of teaching and the
promotion of student experience.

Please note this post complements further new posts available in CTS. This is
a unique opportunity – in collaboration with existing and other new CTS staff
– to shape an emerging research agenda that will play an important role in
translation studies.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Prof Sabine
Braun, Director of CTS by email at the contact information provided below.

To apply, please see the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: 01-Aug-2019

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Sabine Braun

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