Lecturer in Spanish and Translation Studies




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The salary for this position on the academic salary scale is  Lecturer (2.01 - $82,882 to 2.06 - $100,954).

We offer a range of fantastic benefits including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions. For more information, please visit us: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus/benefits/


Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE).
Continuing (i.e. permanent) position.

As a Lecturer n Spanish and Translation Studies you will be key member of the Spanish team, teaching into the Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting (MATI) programme. Courses include  advanced Spanish language acquisition (SPAN202, 301, 302, 405) as well as two essential aspects of translation and interpreting: Digital translator tools (LANC403: Translating in the Digital Era: Tools and Practices) and half of our course, Interpreting skills (LANC404: Translating and Interpreting for the Community). You will also conduct quality research in the area of Translation Studies and will contribute to postgraduate supervision in the Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies.

The MATI programme is the only such programme in the South Island and is uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of UC's internationalisation strategy, with local engagement and global connection being at its core. MATI makes a strong contribution to all of UC graduate attributes, and this role in particular is key to maintaining this. Employable, Innovative, and Enterprising: MATI is a professional programme that trains accreditation- and workforce-ready professional translators.

Position description


To be successful in this role you will have evidence of reputation within Spanish language and interpretation discipline and have:

  • PhD in Spanish and/or Translation Studies
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English
  • demonstrated record of quality research, preferably in the area of Translation Studies
  • demonstrated understanding of, and experience in, developing and delivering effective teaching methods that enable a wide range of learners to succeed
  • knowledge of e-learning applications and digital translation tools and the ability to integrate technology into teaching
  • evidence of reflective learning and continuous professional development

Your knowledge of recent developments in research/scholarship and creative outputs in this field, along with exceptional interpersonal skills will ensure your success.

Cómo solicitar 

Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include the following:

  • a cover letter which includes a 2-3 page statement outlining your research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and your thoughts on how to develop a successful Spanish team
  • a resume which includes a list of relevant research publications.

We do not accept applications by email, however, we are happy to answer any queries at WorkatUC@canterbury.ac.nz 

For overseas applicants, please visit Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website, to review the latest health and visa requirements for visiting and working in New Zealand. 


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