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Translation Lecturer in English / Translator 40%

The Institute of Translation and Interpreting seeks an experienced translator and translation lecturer to develop their knowledge and apply their skills in teaching BA and MA students.

School: School of Applied Linguistics
Starting date: 01.08.2022

Your role

The position involves teaching primarily in the following disciplines:

  • Written (non-literary) general translation (German – English)
  • Development of digital literacy, MT literacy, project management skills in translation contexts
  • Sight translation (German – English) 

The position will also involve some internal translation work (German – English).

Your profile

  • Native English-speaker with excellent working knowledge of German 
  • Post-graduate degree in Translation Studies, Modern Languages, and/or Applied Linguistics 
  • Professional translation experience
  • Relevant experience of teaching in an academic environment
  • Teaching qualification preferred
  • Experience in traditional and digital course design and development and an interest in relevant empirical research would be distinct advantages
  • Knowledge of an additional Swiss language (i.e. French or Italian) would be an asset

You are flexible, have very good people skills and are able to work both independently and as part of a cohesive team. 

Applications close 15 January 2022

This is what we stand for

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland's largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 14,000 students and 3,400 faculty and staff.

The School of Applied Linguistics, located in Winterthur, is the only dedicated linguistics school in a Swiss University of Applied Sciences. The school focuses on central issues in the areas of languages, communication and media – bringing a wide range of practical and scientific skills and experience to bear in its academic programmes (BA, MA and continuing education), research & development and consultancy. 

The Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED) is the ZHAW competence centre for multilingualism and language mediation. It offers a specialisation in professional translation within the MA degree in Applied Linguistics as well as a BA in Applied Languages with specialisations in multilingual, multimodal and technical communication.

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Paul Kelly
Head of English language section
Institute of Translation and Interpreting


Regina Peil
Recruiting Manager


Permanent employment
ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Winterthur Region of Zurich 8401