Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies

University of Vienna Centre for Translation Studies

The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.09.2020 of a

Senior Lecturer
at the Centre for Translation Studies

to 31.08.2024.

Reference number: 10513

Englisch - The Centre for Translation Studies is the biggest research and academic institution for translation studies in Austria. Due to its wide range of teaching languages and research and teaching subject fields the Centre for Translation Studies has an excellent international reputation and is member of several international associations and consortia e.g. CIUTI and EMT.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 20 hours/week, which include a teaching assignment of 7 hours scientific classes on average per semester
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: 48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Your assignment includes the teaching of scientific classes mainly in the Department of English. You will be in charge of courses at all levels of the bachelorĀ“s (language, text, culture und translation studies) and masterĀ“s (mainly translation studies) programmes and will participate in the (further) development of examination formats. You are prepared to collaborate on academic projects and to contribute to structural planning at the Centre for Translation Studies.

We expect the successful candidate to remain up to date with the current state of research, to undergo continuing education and training in didactics and to conduct research when no classes are being held.

In addition, the University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to fulfil administrative tasks, in particular the administration of teaching.

There are three halftime positions to be filled. Alternatively, two of them can be combined into one full-time position.

In case of a positive evaluation at the end of the term of employment, the employment contract may be extended for an indefinite period of time.

Prerequisites for a successful application / admission requirements:

a. Doctoral degree/PhD
b. Working languages: English, German and another language that is offered at the Centre for Translation Studies
c. Several years of teaching experience at a post-secondary educational institution
d. Study of translation didactics on an academic basis- Experience of the development of didactic concepts and examination formats for university teaching

Applications should include:
a. CV and degree certificates/transcripts
b. Proof of teaching experience (where appropriate evaluation results)
c. Letter of intent (max. 2 pages)
d. Teaching concept (max. 2 pages)
e. List of held courses
f. List of publications
g. List of research projects (where appropriate)

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Linguistics and Literature
Translation studies MUST

Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
Humanities - MUST

Language level Importance
Excellent knowledge MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 12.04.2020, mentioning reference number 10513.

For further information please contact Kadric-Scheiber, Mira +43-1-4277-58006, Risku, Hanna +43-1-4277-58017, Gugulski, Grzegorz +43-1-4277-58019.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

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