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Associate Professor/Professor and Program Director Translation and Interpreting

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Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research, Academic - Teaching and Leadership

  • Salary Package: Academic Level D from $152,378 - $167,607 p.a., or Academic Level E from $186,809 - $195,640 p.a., plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: full time, continuing academic position with 3-year appointment terms for Program Director role
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Role

The Program Director will promote excellence in research and teaching in Translation and Interpreting within the department and lead the design and implementation of a revised curriculum for the suite of Translation and Interpreting courses at Macquarie University. He or she will work closely with program directors in the other programs in the department and in other departments, the Head of Department, the Deputy Heads of Department, and Macquarie International in the strategic management of the Translation and Interpreting program. The role of director will be for a renewable 3-year term. The academic appointment will be continuing.

About You

Your strong leadership competencies include the ability to implement complex changes to curricula and strategic planning to meet market needs and to recruit high quality domestic and international students. You will have experience leading and innovating a postgraduate program in Translation and Interpreting, and teaching in specialist units consistent with the suite of courses and units on offer at Macquarie. You will proficient in the use of contemporary translation and/or interpreting technology and you integrate this technology into curriculum. You have made innovative contributions in pedagogy, teaching practice and/or curriculum development and your research interest align with the research discipline of Translation and Interpreting. Ideally you will have an intimate knowledge of the Australian Higher Education sector.

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To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online by submitting your cv and a separate cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the following selection criteria:

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Academic Level D or Level E in accordance to Macquarie’s minimum standards for academic levels  (msals) in Teaching and Research and Macquarie’s academic promotion criteria schedule.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the T&I discipline including;

    • Curriculum, teaching and assurance of learning and quality best practice
    • Key recruitment markets and opportunities
    • Trends in T&I post-graduate programs including available and emerging technologies
  • An established high-profile research track record in the discipline of Translation and Interpreting and the demonstrated ability to secure grant funding;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead the development and implementation of major curriculum initiatives and/or redesign in the discipline of T&I and establish effective continual review and improvement practices;
  • Commitment to building a research profile within the T&I discipline and demonstrated capability to provide mentorship to early career researchers;
  • Significant experience providing leadership including direct supervision and management of staff to enable a collegial and supportive working environment across an academic discipline;
  • A proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues and develop strong links with relevant industry professional organisations and communities both domestically and internationally.

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Jan-Louis Kruger, Head of Department, at  or on 9850 1467

General Enquiries: Rohana Nagarajah, HR Administrator at  or on 9850-8352

Applications Close: Sunday 8th March 2020 at 11:55pm (AEDT)

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