Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Translation Technology

The Research Group in Computational Linguistics at the University of Wolverhampton (http://rgcl.wlv.ac.uk) is currently recruiting a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Translation Technology (permanent). The purpose of this post is to strengthen the research group by enhancing its research and publications in the field of translation technology. The appointed candidate will be expected to produce REF-returnable outputs, attract external income, seek industrial collaborations, teach at Masters level and supervise PhD students. He/she will join a recently appointed research fellow and two PhD students in translation technology. All these posts are part of a university investment in the area of translation technology.


The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in a field related to machine translation, translation memories or translation technologies, and will have carried out research in the area at a university, research institute or in a related part of the private sector in the UK or abroad. They will be proficient in a range of subject-specific skills and ideally will have experience in site-based research settings. A background in computer science or programming experience will be a bonus. The post holder will be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently to develop new research and contribute to collaborative projects.

The appointed candidate will have evidence of an individual track record in research which is at the cutting edge of machine translation and/or translation technology and is recognised internationally (e.g. through publications in journals). They should have experience in preparation of bids for funds from external sources which include both UK and non-UK funding bodies. Candidates should have teaching experience and a track record in supervising Masters students. For the Senior Lecturer position, candidates are expected to provide evidence of supervising students at PhD level and leadership skills. In addition, they should have successfully bid for funds from external sources.

How to apply

The applications should be made via the University of Wolverhampton’s e-recruitment site: https://jobs.wlv.ac.uk/vacancies.html (Reference: 11083)

The applications should include an up to date CV and a cover letter detailing their experience in the area and research plans for the next three years.

The closing date for the applications is 8th Feb 2018.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

Start of the posts: to be agreed with the successful candidates.

For informal discussion about the role please contact Dr Constantin Orasan (c.orasan@wlv.ac.uk).