Scholarly Teaching Fellow in Linguistics

Sydney, Australia
30 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Macquarie's Faculty of Human Sciences holds a distinctive place on the global stage. With several internationally acclaimed centres producing ground-breaking research in areas like linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, and education, our faculty is a place of passionate educators and unbridled discovery. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities including the Australian Hearing Hub, we work together to investigate and answer some of the big questions about what makes us human.

The Role 
The Department of Linguistics is currently seeking a suitably qualified Scholarly Teaching Fellow in Translation and Interpreting Studies. Reporting to the Director of Translation and Interpreting, you will:

  • Convene and teach the technology unit in the Graduate Diploma of Translation and Interpreting and Master of Translation and Interpreting Studies.
  • Work with unit convenors and teaching staff to implement the use of Computer Associated Translation (CAT) tools throughout the teaching programmes and their integration into the teaching of practical translation.
  • Design and implement training for staff in the use of CAT tools and associated technologies and pedagogical approaches to integrate CAT tools into the teaching of practical translation.
  • Provide expert knowledge to staff in the Master of Accessible Communication on the use of technology to support access to a range of media.
  • Teach the relevant units in the new Master of Accessible Communication, such as the unit on audiovisual translation.
  • Oversee the further development of the Translation Office and its integration with the practicum components of the translation and interpreting programs, as well as the Master of Accessible Communication, to provide practicum opportunities for students.
  • Contribute to the programs and department through your teaching.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, applications must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process:


  • Relevant postgraduate qualification in translation studies encompassing a unit of translation technology.
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of specialised training in the use of CAT tools.
  • Expert knowledge in the use of Computer Assisted Translation tools and associated technologies.
  • Industry experience in translation Project Management and the technologies used for the purpose of project management.
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of training at least one mode within the field of audiovisual translation.


  • Ability to teach in other domains of translation studies, in particular, practical translation.
  • Ability to collaborate with the staff of the translation and interpreting programs and Master of Accessible Communication to integrate technologies throughout the programs.
  • Commitment to undertaking Higher Degree Research in translation studies.

Salary Package: from $70,374 - $94,760 p.a. (Level A), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing position

Specific Role Enquiries: Jan Louis-Kruger, Head of Department or Dr Helen Slatyer, Lecturer

General Recruitment Enquiries: Lizzy Nguyen, HR Administrator

Applications Close: Friday 13 October 2017 at 11:55pm

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.