Lecturer in Translation (teaching and research) job with UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

The School of Arts, Languages ​​and Cultures (SALC) contains one of the UK’s largest concentrations of high quality language and linguistics research and teaching. SALC is seeking to recruit a full-time Lecturer to contribute to the teaching and research activities of Translation and Intercultural Studies which is housed within the Department of Modern Languages ​​and Cultures. We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to teach translation studies. We welcome applications from candidates with a PhD and research expertise in all aspects of translation studies. Only applicants with high quality publications will be considered. (Preference may be given to candidates who are fluent in Mandarin.) This permanent appointment will make a major contribution to translation and interpreting studies at Masters level by providing core theoretical courses and course units focusing on practice in some of the following areas: audio-visual translation, commercial translation, legal translation, medical translation, scientific translation, technical translation, translation for international organizations, public service interpreting. Candidates should be fluent in English and at least one other language (preferably Mandarin) and should have experience developing online educational materials. Evidence of grant capture, successful PhD supervision, and experience in translation assessment at the undergraduate level would be highly desirable. The position is tenable from September 1, 2022.

The School is strongly committed to improving excellence, in line with the University’s ambitious plans as set out in the document Our Future: Vision and Strategic Plan, which aims to cement the place of the University among the top 25 universities in the world. In REF 2014, Modern Languages ​​in Manchester performed very well, ranking third in the UK in terms of search power. Teaching is a key part of the school’s business and students at all levels benefit from the school’s breadth in that they can combine languages ​​and pursue interests from an intercultural perspective and interlinguistic.

Main responsibilities

You will be taken to:

  • Conduct high-quality research in any area of ​​translation studies for submission in future REF exercises (or equivalent). Your research should contribute to raising the visibility of translation studies at the University of Manchester, in the UK and abroad.
  • Liaise with the Head of Modern Languages ​​and Cultures and the Masters Program Director regarding teaching activities.
  • Convene and deliver teaching for postgraduate courses on translation and cross-cultural studies.
  • Teach on other related course units as needed, including at the undergraduate level.
  • Provide formative and summative assessment, including appropriate feedback; work with course organizers to set and mark exams and courses according to University standards.
  • Be available for consultation with students for at least two designated office hours per week.
  • Undertake other duties, administrative or otherwise, as reasonably required.



  • A doctorate or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • Fluency (oral and written) in English and at least one other language, preferably Mandarin.
  • A high-quality research and publication record (including evidence of publications currently under review with peer-reviewed and internationally recognized journals).
  • Teaching experience in translation studies at the university level, ideally at the master’s level.
  • Expertise in the use of computer resources, including virtual learning environments, for teaching purposes, and experience in the development of online teaching materials.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to empathize with students.
  • Ability to work in a team and contribute to collegiality. Desirable
  • Fluency in Mandarin.
  • Successful postdoctoral (PhD) research supervision experience.
  • Experience in evaluating undergraduate work in translation studies.
  • Experience in submitting grant applications.
  • Experience in university administration.

The selected candidate will be the one who best matches the general requirements of the position. Candidates must therefore meet the above criteria in their application. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide two examples of their own written work (submitted to peer-reviewed journals or equivalent), and will be asked to make two 15-minute presentations: (1) on their research program; (2) on teaching – the idea here would be to offer a 15 minute section of an actual class as opposed to a whole class condensed into 15 minutes.

Connie A. Bailey