UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

Lecturer in Interpreting and Language

Location
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
Posted
06 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture

Lecturer in Interpreting and Language

REF: LAN099A

The School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Interpreting and Language Acquisition, with a specialism in Mandarin Chinese, from 1 July 2020. The appointment will teach on the School’s undergraduate programmes in Translation and Interpreting Studies and Language & Linguistics, and contribute to the teaching of taught postgraduate MSc programmes in Translation and Interpreting and TESOL. She or he will undertake research in an area of Interpreting or Language Acquisition relevant to the requirements of the School, as well as supervision of research postgraduates. Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant area; have a track record of research and publication appropriate for the career stage; and have experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Candidates should have a specialism in Chinese (Mandarin). The role will be undertaken within the School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture. More information on the School can be found below.

The successful candidate will undertake research and teaching in an area of Interpreting or Language Acquisition relevant to the requirements of the School. The successful candidate should be able to teach Interpreting into Mandarin. She or he will teach on the undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes offered by the departments of Language and Linguistics and Translation and Interpreting Studies, including introductory courses and research-informed specialist options; will undertake supervision of postgraduate research students; will contribute to the work of the School’s research centres; and will pursue external funding opportunities. Responsibilities will also include administrative roles as agreed with Undergraduate Programme Co-ordinators and the Head of School in Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture.

You will have a PhD in an area relevant to the requirements of the post. Preference may be given to those whose work brings together aspects of Interpreting and Language Acquisition with a specialism in Chinese (Mandarin). You will have a record of excellent research and publications appropriate to your career stage, a clear plan of research activity for the coming years, including plans for obtaining external research funding and research impact, and experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will have native or near-native competency in English and Mandarin language, excellent written and spoken communication skills, and be able to engage with students and promote student learning in a range of ways. Your covering letter should set out how you would envision making a contribution to Language & Linguistics and Translation and Interpreting Studies at Aberdeen.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£41,526 - £49,552 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 04 December 2019

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Professor Michelle Macleod, Interim Head of School

01224 272548

m.macleod@abdn.ac.uk

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Macleod

Please quote reference number LAN099A on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

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