THREE JOB OPENINGS: Univeristy of Vienna

The Centre for Translation Studies of the University of Vienna announces three Job announcements:

1. Full Professor of Translation Studies (full-time permanent position under private law). The position is dedicated to all areas of translation studies, translation theory and fields of translational activity. Applicants should have their main focus of research in one of the sub-domains of translation studies. An active competence in two of the languages offered in the curriculum is desirable. For further details on the research priorities and the languages taught at the Centre for Translation Studies see http://www.univie.ac.at/transvienna

2. Full Professor of Interpreting Studies (full-time position under private law limited to a period of six years with a tenure option after positive evaluation).

3. Full Professor of Transcultural Communication (full-time position under private law limited to a period of six years with a tenure option after positive evaluation). The position is dedicated to Transcultural Communication including areas of professional communication with a relevance to translation, for instance in international business and trade, international law, etc. Applicants are expected to be experienced in research and teaching in the practical management of multilingual and cross-cultural communication in at least two languages. Academic qualifications or practical experience in professions such as business, law, etc. are desirable. An active competence in two of the languages that are offered in the curriculum will be an asset. For further details on the research priorities and the languages taught at the Centre for Translation Studies see http://www.univie.ac.at/transvienna

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:
–PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution.
(Austrian or equivalent international academic degree in the relevant field)
–Outstanding research and publication record, with an excellent reputation as an active member in the international academic community ­(Habilitation (venia docendi) or equivalent international qualification in the relevant field is desirable)
–Experience in designing, procuring and directing major research projects, and willingness and ability to assume the responsibility of team leadership
–Experience in university teaching, and willingness and ability to teach at all curricular levels, to supervise theses, and to further the work of junior academic colleagues

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in Bachelor programmes and participation in committees

The University of Vienna offers
–Attractive terms and conditions of employment with a negotiable and performance-related salary, associated with a retirement fund
–A “start-up package” for the initiation of research projects
–An attractive and dynamic research location in a city with a high quality of life and in a country with excellent research funding provision
–Support for relocation to Vienna, where appropriate

Candidates should send an application containing at least the following documents:
–Academic curriculum vitae
–Brief description of current research interests and research plans for the immediate future
–List of publications together with (a) specification of five key publications judged by the applicant to be particularly relevant to the advertised professorship together with an explanation of their relevance
and (b) PDF versions of these five publications provided either as email attachments or through URLs of downloadable copies
–List of talks given, including detailed information about invited plenaries at international conferences
–List of projects supported by third-party funds
–Short survey of previous academic teaching and list of supervised PhD theses

The University of Vienna intends to increase the num­ber of women on its faculty, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore specifically invites ap­­pli­cations by women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential con­sider­a­tion.

Applications in English or German should be submitted per e-mail (preferably as pdf attachments) to the Head of the Centre for Translation Studies of the University of Vienna, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Budin, Gerhard.Budin@univie.ac.at, Gymnasiumstrasse 50, A-1190 Vienna, no later than June 15th, 2008 with reference 02/2008-580.

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