LINGUIST List 29.2755

Tue Jul 03 2018

Jobs: English; Translation: Full Professor, Heidelberg University

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 03-Jul-2018
From: Klaus Kempter <>
Subject: English; Translation: Full Professor, Heidelberg University, Germany
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University or Organization: Heidelberg University
Department: Neuphilologische Fakultaet
Job Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Web Address:
Job Title: Professor for Translation Studies

Job Rank: Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Translation; Translation Technology

Required Language(s): English (eng)


A full professorship (W 3) for Translation Studies is to be occupied at the next possible date at the Faculty of Modern Languages at the Heidelberg University.

The School of Translation and Interpreting at the University of Heidelberg invites applications for the post of professor of translation (technology). The incumbent will be requested to participate in research, teaching and examinations in the field of translation technology and/or translation-relevant language technology with a focus on the English language (other focus languages expressly welcomed). Most of the teaching will be required for the courses BA Translation, BA Translation Studies for Information Technologies and MA Translation.

Other duties include the establishment at the School of a cross-language research and teaching sector in the fields referred to above, supervision of young academics, and appropriate participation in administrative matters.

Applicants should have a track record of empirical research on machine-aided translation and other sectors of translation technology. In addition, they should have experience with forward-looking and innovative kinds of translation (media translation, software localization, etc.) or be prepared to acquire the expertise required to participate in teaching and research in those areas. Experience in conducting major research projects, success in securing external funding, and a record of participation in university administration will be advantageous.

Suitable candidates will be university graduates with an above-average PhD and (in accordance with Article 47, Paragraph 2 of the Higher Education Law of the state of Baden-Württemberg) a Habilitation, a successfully evaluated junior professorship or comparable qualification.

The university aims to increase the number of women in areas in which they have been underrepresented in until now. Qualified female academics are especially invited to apply. Preference will be given to disabled applicants who are otherwise equally qualified for the position.

Applications should be submitted, along with the usual accompanying documents (CV, copies of degrees, a list of publications, a list of courses taught, possibly course evaluations, and a proposal for a research project) via e-mail in one PDF file by August 17th, 2018 to the Dean’s Office: Dekanat der Neuphilologischen Fakultaet. Vossstr. 2, Gebaeude 37, 69115 Heidelberg; E-mail:

Application Deadline: 17-Aug-2018

Email Address for Applications: [email protected]
Contact Information:
Dr. Klaus Kempter

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