Senior Lecturer in Translation and Multimodal Technologies
University of Surrey - School of Literature & Languages
United Kingdom

Interview Date:  Tuesday 20 August 2019


The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising and forward-thinking spirit, committed to research and innovation excellence and to benefitting the economy, society and the environment. Our researchers practise their excellence against the backdrop of our broad spectrum of technological, human, health and social sciences, and their uncommonly strong linkages forged in an integrated campus culture of cooperation.


The Centre for Translation Studies(CTS) has been awarded a £3.56m Expanding Excellence in Englandgrant to launch an ambitious new research programme, bringing together human-based research practices with cutting-edge advances in machine learning and AI, and focussing on the convergence of human and automated approaches to different modalities of translation and interpreting in order to initiate a step-change in the broader translation research agenda. This research will contribute to future-proofing translation studies and translation practice in the era of rapid advances in AI and machine learning together with an increased need for audiovisual and multimodal translation.


To complement existing excellence in CTS in researching applications of technologies in translation and interpreting, applications are therefore invited for the position of Senior Lecturer in Translation and Multimodal Technologies. We would be particularly interested to hear from candidates with expertise in one of more of the following areas: modalities of translation that improve media access for diverse audiences; human-machine interaction; human-centred interactive multilingual technologies; speech, mobile and/or immersive technologies. A strong interest in combining human and automated approaches to translation is essential.


The post holder will be instrumental in developing a research group focussing on audiovisual/multimodal technologies in the context of translation, making a strong contribution to achieving the strategic goals of CTS’s expanding research programme. She/he will also contribute research-led teaching to CTS’s translation programmes and develop updates of the programme portfolio to ensure it embraces emerging industry and research trends. 


The successful candidate will be expected to have an emerging track record of high-quality research with internationally excellent outputs. She/he will have evidence of the ability to secure external research funding and will be able to evidence excellence in the development and delivery of teaching and the promotion of student experience.


Please note this post complements further new posts available in CTS. This is a unique opportunity – in collaboration with existing and other new CTS staff – to shape an emerging research agenda that will play an important role in translation studies.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Prof Sabine Braun, Director of CTS by email ( 


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