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Job Vacancy: Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Translation and/or Interpreting

The Translation Programme of the Department of English Language and Literature invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Translation and/or Interpreting (1 position) (PR185/13-14).


The Programme was established in 1990 with the aim of training sophisticated cross-cultural communicators to serve the local community and the Chinese Mainland, and has since become one of the leading such programmes in the region. The media of instruction are English and Cantonese/Putonghua.

The appointee will undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including supervision of undergraduate honours projects and postgraduate dissertations at the Master's level. He/She is also expected to take on an appropriate amount of administrative duties.

Applicants should possess a relevant Master's Degree or above and have significant professional experience in the translation or interpreting industries. Teaching experience is preferred. For the post of Senior Lecturer, extensive professional translation or interpreting experience, membership in relevant professional bodies, and teaching experience are required.

All qualified applicants will be considered. Preference will be given to those with expertise in the fields of interpreting (in particular, community interpreting), translation theory, audiovisual translation, and practical translation between Chinese and English in various genre areas. An excellent command of both Chinese and English is essential. Applicants with additional knowledge of a third language will be considered favourably.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of two to three years commencing September 2014. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:
Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which is obtainable (a) by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms; or (b) by fax at 3411-7799 (local line only); or (c) in person from the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon. Completed application form should be sent to the same address. Please quote PR number on all correspondence. Applicants are requested to send in their most recent teaching evaluation results. Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request. Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics


The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms & conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 8 February 2014

More details and application form: http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/job_details.php?page_id=6&job_id=2062.