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The Department of Translation, Cmmunication and Interpreting organises the Bachelor in Applied Language Studie, three one-year Master degrees (Translation, Interpreting and Multilingual Communication) and a two-year Educational Master degree. We are looking for a lecturer from 1 February 2020 to strengthen our team for an assignment including academic education and training, academic research and academic services in the field of empirical translation and interpreting studies.

Academic education

You will contribute to the curricula of the Master in Translation and/or the Master in Interpreting. You will supervise bachelor papers in de Bachelor of Applied Language Studies and master dissertations in the Master in Translation and/or the Master in Interpreting. You will teach language and communication subjects in our programmes of those languages that belong to your field of expertise (Dutch, French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian or Turkish).

Academic Research

You will develop high-quality research activities in one or more of the following fields within empirical translation and/or interpreting studies:

– The relation between translation, interpreting and other forms of ‘mediated language’, with a specific focus on linguistic and sociocognitive aspects of translation and interpreting.

– The use of corpora for translation and interpreting practices and education.

– The relation between different methods in translation and interpreting research (e.g. the combination of a.o. process- and product-based research).

In close collaboration with the research group EQTIS at Ghent University, you will carry out research, attract innovative projects adnd write research proposals abut one or more of the subfield mentioned above. You will build a bridge between the diverse subdisciplines that are closely related to the broad research domain of empirical Translation and Interpreting Studies (e.g. bilingualism, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, sociology).

Academic services

You will take part in the internal and external service provision of the department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication.


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You have conducted eminent academic research in the field of empirical Translation and Interpreting Studies, which is clearly reflected in publications in highquality academic journals and peer-reviewed books;
You are capable of initiating, supervising and acquiring the necessary funding for academic research;
You have experience with corpusbased and/or process-based and/or experimental methods in translation and interpreting studies and you are prepared to apply mixed method procedures;
Dutch is your native language or you are prepared to obtain B2 level within three years after your appointment. In addition, you are competent at C2 level in one of the other taught languages at the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication.
Demonstrable experience in supervising bachelor and master theses serves as a recommendation.
In addition, involvement in the professionalization of education will be considered an asset.

Skills / Attitude

You are qualityoriented;
You take initiative;
You can work independently as well as in a team.

Educational level:

Ph. D.

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