LINGUIST List 24.1292

Fri Mar 15 2013

Jobs: General Ling; Translation; Interpreting: Assoc Prof, Macquarie University

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <>

Date: 14-Mar-2013
From: Patsy Moss <>
Subject: General Linguistics; Translation; Interpreting: Associate Professor, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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University or Organization: Macquarie University Job Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia Web Address:
Job Rank: Associate Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Translation; Interpreting


The Department of Linguistics is located within the Faculty of Human Sciences at Macquarie University. The Faculty is home to a number of world class research facilities and centres including the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), and the Macquarie University Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS). The research centres are located in the Australian Hearing Hub; a new state-of-the-art facility that brings together researchers from Language, Speech, and Cognitive Sciences, and clinical research/professional training teams from audiology, speech-language pathology and psychology.

The Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University is one of the largest and most diverse linguistics departments in Australia. In the recent ERA quality assurance in research exercise, the Department was assessed as 'above world standard'. It has an extensive PhD program and excellent postgraduate coursework programs in Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Applied Linguistics, TESOL and Translation and Interpreting, in addition to the highly-regarded undergraduate Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences degree.

The Role:
The Department of Linguistics is seeking an Associate Professor to take a leading role in the Translation and Interpreting program. This key role has responsibility for maintaining and building a strong academic program of research and teaching in Translating and Interpreting, sustaining and building student enrolments in Translation and Interpreting programs, supervising postgraduate students and mentoring junior academic staff.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate academic leadership in Translation and/or Interpreting research, teaching and management and have a strong track record in research coupled with the ability to attract external research funding. They will have a collaborative approach to teaching and research and involvement with national and international networks.

Selection Criteria:
To be considered for this position applicants must respond to the selection criteria below. Responses are to be attached as a separate document in the application process.

- A PhD in an area related to translation and/or interpreting
- An established research track record with publications in high quality journals and publishing houses
- Demonstrated ability to attract research funding
- Experience in supervising research theses
- Demonstrated record in successful administration and liaison with university and external organisations
- Excellent communication skills in English
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching translation and/or interpretation at tertiary level

- Experience in program coordination
- Demonstrated skills in curriculum design and development

Appointment Type:Full-time, continuing (permanent).

Package:Associate Professor, Level D base salary AUD$127,578 - $140,327 p.a. plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Enquiries:Specific enquiries related to this position should be directed to Helen Slatyer on or on +61-2-9850 8651. For general enquiries please contact Patsy Moss at the contact email or contact phone number below.

Applications close April 7th 2013.

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications are to be submitted through the application website address below.

Application Deadline: 07-Apr-2013 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Patsy Moss Email: Phone: +61-2-9850 9821

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