LINGUIST List 28.1499

Fri Mar 24 2017

Jobs: Chinese, Mandarin; English; Translation; Interpretation: Rank Open, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 23-Mar-2017
From: Zhoulin Ruan <>
Subject: Chinese, Mandarin; English; Translation; Interpretation: Rank Open, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suhou, China
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University or Organization: Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Department: Department of English
Job Location: Suzhou, China
Web Address:
Job Title: Open Rank Positions in Media Translation and Computer-assisted Translation

Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: Translation; Interpretation

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            English (eng)


Applications are invited for positions in the Department of English by applicants specializing in translation studies. The Department of English is a research-led department that trains graduates for careers as English-language professionals in the fields of translation, media and communication, finance and international business, and language education. Since its inception in 2008, the Department has established four undergraduate programmes of study with a concentration on applied English studies, English literature as well as translation studies. The Department also has a vibrant postgraduate programme of MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and is to launch another postgraduate offering in MA Mass Media Translation in 2017. In addition to Masters programmes, the Department operates a successful research-based doctoral programme, through the faculty supervise PhD student in their specialist areas. The Department welcomes applications from those who possess:

- A PhD in translation studies or related areas (with specialty in media translation or CAT preferred);
- Experience in designing and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate modules in translation and/or interpreting (Chinese and English), particularly in media translation and computer-assisted translation;
- A growing research profile in the field of translation or related areas plus a commensurate record of research impact;
- Demonstrated capacity in teaching and research-related administration;
- The ability to teach subjects in English, the medium of instruction of the University.

In addition, those applicants aiming to be appointed at the Associate Professor level should be able to clearly demonstrate:

- A good record of the supervision of MA or PhD candidates
- Experience in curriculum development or programme management
- A developing or international research profile or record of research funding

Successful candidates will be expected to teach and contribute to undergraduate translation and interpreting modules for our BA programmes in English. The chosen candidates will be part of the team developing and delivering postgraduate modules such as Journalism Translation, Public Relations Translation, Translating Chinese Culture etc. An understanding of translation technology and experience in working with computer-assisted translation software, as well as field interpreting experience, are highly desirable. The positions require fluency in both English and Chinese.

With a faculty of 15 members and a student body of 300, the Department of English is one of the more established entities in Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. The University is a unique collaborative institution, the first and currently the only university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees. The University now has over 10,000 students. Academic members of staff enjoy access to a wide range of electronic databases as well as print resources.

XJTLU is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), well-connected via nearby airports to cities such as Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and Taipei, and via high-speed rail to other major cities in China, and is just 25 minutes away from Shanghai.

The salary range for the positions is 23,850 – 29,222 RMB/month (Lecturer), and 29,664 – 40,497 RMB/month (Associate Professor). In addition, members of academic staff are entitled to accommodation and travel allowances, medical insurance, and relocation expenses.

Application Deadline: 15-Apr-2017 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Head of Department Zhoulin Ruan

Page Updated: 24-Mar-2017