Teacher of Translation, Spanish into English

Durham, United Kingdom
29 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures seeks to appoint a Part-time Teacher of Translation (Spanish into English) able to contribute to teaching in translation studies at Durham. The successful candidate will be expected to have experience in translation and teaching translation at the graduate level in the field of Translation Studies. They will also be expected to supervise students in their translation projects.

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is one of the most successful in the UK. It was recently ranked third nationally after Cambridge and Oxford in the Guardian University Guide. It currently offers specialised undergraduate teaching in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Japanese and Russian. It also offers four taught MA courses, Translation Studies being one of them. As part of the curriculum, students translate to and from English in their Specialised Translation modules, working on specialised or semi-specialised texts from up to four of the following areas: business, finance, law, medicine, science, technology, social science and literature.

The School has a strong and vibrant research culture, bringing staff and postgraduates together in interdisciplinary discussions through five research groups, including the Translation and Linguistics research group (for details see: https://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/research/groups). These activities are backed by a University-wide research infrastructure which is supportive of interdisciplinary enquiry. The School is a leading partner in a number of research centres and institutes (see: https://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/research/centres/) and plays an important role in the University's Institute of Advanced Study, set up in 2006 to promote world-class research across the Faculties (http://www.dur.ac.uk/ias). Research expertise in the School covers periods from the Middle Ages to the present and a wide range of literary, cultural, and linguistic fields. These interests feed into the three specialist MA programmes. Further details can be found at http://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/research and in individual staff profiles.

Contract Terms

Part-time translation teachers are paid on an hourly basis, based on teaching contact hours. Trainers are currently paid the hourly rate for experienced lecturers (£45.61) – as explained here: https://www.dur.ac.uk/hr/payandreward/payscale/hourlyacad/. The marking of summative assignments and examinations is paid in addition. 

Closes midday on : 20-Sep-2018