Teaching Staff, Interpreting and Translation

Randwick, Australia
12 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term

The Master of Interpreting and Translation, Master of Interpreting and Master of Translation

School of Humanities and Languages

Interpreting and Translation at UNSW Sydney is home to leading researchers in the field with recognised strengths in conference, legal and court interpreting, and technological applications to translation quality. Our programs are NAATI endorsed for the following credentials.

Master of Interpreting and Translation

  • Certified Provisional Interpreter
  • Certified Interpreter
  • Certified Translator
  • Certified Advanced Translator
  • Certified Specialist Interpreter (Health)
  • Certified Specialist Interpreter (Legal)
  • Certified Conference Interpreter

Master of Interpreting

  • Certified Provisional Interpreter
  • Certified Interpreter
  • Certified Specialist Interpreter (Health)
  • Certified Specialist Interpreter (Legal)
  • Certified Conference Interpreter

Master of Translation

  • Certified Translator
  • Certified Advanced Translator

We are currently building a pool of casual/sessional staff to teach into our postgraduate programs as required. We seek teachers with a solid foundation in translation and/or interpreting disciplines and commitment to ethical practice. We anticipate need for tutors who combine English with one of the following languages in either one direction or both: Chinese, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish.

The School of Humanities and Languages in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is currently seeking expressions of interest for casual/sessional teaching staff who would be eligible to teach, if required, the following courses in the Master of Interpreting and Translation, Master of Interpreting and/or Master of Translation.


  • Research and Theories of Translation and Interpreting


  • Interpreting in Legal Settings
  • Interpreting in Community Settings
  • Interpreting in International Settings
  • Conference Interpreting
  • Advanced Conference Interpreting
  • Preparation for Accreditation in Interpreting


  • Multimedia Translation
  • Translation in Specialised Areas
  • Translation Technology
  • Text Analysis for Translation
  • Preparation for Accreditation in Translation

For more information about the School of Humanities and Languages including Course Outlines, visit: https://hal.arts.unsw.edu.au/

Our Master degrees are professionally oriented and so applicants must meet the following selection criteria:

  • appropriate past and on-going professional experience or a doctorate in a relevant discipline;
  • to teach courses involving preparation for NAATI examinations, they must have appropriate professional accreditation from NAATI;
  • they must have demonstrated relevant teaching experience including proficiency with learning technologies such as Learning Management Systems and other digital tools, applications and platforms, preferably at tertiary level;
  • they must be entitled to work in Australia at the time of application.

Preference will be given to applicants who are NAATI accredited and will seek NAATI certification in the future and who can provide evidence of high teaching quality, of a preparedness to engage in professional development (as interpreters, translators and teachers) and of a collaborative approach.

Please submit an online application consisting of a cover letter outlining how you meet the selection criteria and your language combinations, how you could contribute to teaching one or more of the courses listed above (please identify individual courses explicitly), as well as a CV/professional résumé detailing your educational qualifications, relevant experience and referees.

To be considered for casual teaching in 2018-2019, applications must be received by 3 December 2017. Please note that the immediate result of a successful application in response to this call for Expressions of Interest will be your inclusion within a pool of eligible teachers to be called on as required, not an offer of employment. Please note that any teaching roles required for a particular course in a given teaching session may range from tutoring through to full course coordination, lecturing and tutoring.

All employment details, including the duties required, duration of employment and relevant pay rates, will be confirmed with the successful applicant(s) prior to the commencement of duty. Offers of employment will be made in accordance with the UNSW (Academic Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2015 (https://www.hr.unsw.edu.au/services/indrel/Academic_EA_2015_Final.pdf), or its successor.


Ms Christa Mobbs

E: christa.mobbs@unsw.edu.au

T: (61 2) 9385 1188

Applications close: 11:59pm Sunday 3rd December 2017