Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University – Department of Translation and Interpreting
ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE: Translation and Interpreting Studies
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-Term/3-year contract, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended.
ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE: 20 June 2022 OR open until filled
Located in Suzhou, China, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a young, dynamic and EMI university founded in 2006, and is a unique collaborative institution and first joint-venture university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees for more than 100 programmes. XJTLU also aims to become truly research-led and has committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of master’s and PhD student numbers on campus. The university has over 18,000 students and nearly 1000 academic staff representing in excess of 90 nationalities. For detailed information about the university, please visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn
The Department of Translation and Interpreting is an integral part of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. It is among the newest and most vibrant departments at XJTLU. Established in September 2020, the Department brings together experts from across the world and encourages and promotes research in such areas as culture translation, drama translation, media translation, translation education, translation technology and interpreting studies, aiming at fostering a teaching and research culture of excellence, integrity and professionalism in translation and interpreting.
As an education unit, the Department owns a BA Translation and Interpreting programme and teaches the translation pathway modules in the four BA English programmes. Staff in the Department supervise PhD projects on topics related to their research in the areas of translation and interpreting studies. The Department is also operating two laboratories with the most advanced equipment and facilities designed for professional training in translation, consecutive interpreting and simultaneous interpreting. In addition, the Department offers students a range of opportunities to hone their translation and interpreting skills by doing translation and interpreting practices both within and outside the University. It is working to produce high calibre translators, interpreters and effective cultural negotiators who will bring China to the world and the world to China.
Please read further about the Department’s research, teaching, and staff profiles by exploring this site: https://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/study/departments/academic-departments/translation-and-interpreting/
Responsibilities and Duties
The successful applicant for the advertised positions will be expected to coordinate and deliver modules in the fields of translation and interpreting studies; to supervise students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; to contribute to the further development of a high-quality curriculum and assessment practices in the department; to produce high quality research and publications of international excellence; and to participate in the administration and development of the Department of Translation and Interpreting, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, or the University. The successful applicant to more senior professorial ranks is expected to also provide leadership at departmental, school and university levels in teaching, research, and service.
The main duties and responsibilities of the post holder are as follows:
Range of Annual Base Pay:
Lecturer: 280k – 320k RMB
Assistant Professor: 360k – 400k RMB
Associate Professor: 450k – 490k RMB
Members of Academic Staff are entitled to subsidies for accommodation, travel, and children’s education, medical insurance, and a one-time relocation allowance is provided. Overseas staff may receive a tax “holiday”, depending on nationality and personal circumstances.
Citizenship and Visa Regulations
Employment at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is regulated by Chinese Labour Laws, and must comply with the regulations of the provincial government. These regulations stipulate who is eligible for legal employment with regard to obtaining work permits and visas. Please be advised candidates over 65 may not be eligible for PRC work visa.
Please send your application online. Please click the above 'Apply' button to access.
Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes 3 parts in the order of:
Applications should be received by the closing date stated above.
For specific enquiries relating to the position, please email Head of Department, Dr Wan Hu at Wan.Hu@xjtlu.edu.cn. Informal enquiries may be addressed to HRBP Wenyu Pu at Wenyu.Pu@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID (2723) in your enquiry.
|Location:||Suzhou - China|
£33,485.20 to £58,599.10 converted salary* Annual Base Pay
|Placed On:||20th April 2022|
|Closes:||20th June 2022|