Thursday, 10 July 2008

opportunity for PhD research in translation and German

Dear all,
This may be of interest to some MA graduates in translation and German who are interested in further postgraduate work.

To strengthen its focus in translation process research, the Department of Translation Studies of
the University of Graz/Austria is looking for a
Graduate Research Assistant (PhD student)
(30 hours per week; salary: approx. 30.000 € p.a.)
and a
Graduate Research Assistant (PhD student)
(20 hours per week; salary: approx. 20.000 € p.a.)
The posts are funded for three years beginning in September 2008.
The successful candidates will contribute to the third-party funded project TransComp, a 3-year
longitudinal study into the development of translation competence (cf. They will conduct experiments employing thinking-aloud, key logging, and screen recording with both student subjects and professional translators, transcribe and proof-read translation protocols, and work on project-specific research questions which can be extended into PhD theses.
Applicants should hold an MA degree in Translation Studies, Linguistics or Computer Linguistics
and have excellent computer skills. Furthermore they should have experience in the application
of empirical methods in translation-oriented process research, comprehensibility research or text
production research as well as an excellent command of English and a good command of
The successful candidates will have a high degree of communicative competence and flexibility,
be well-organized and able to work closely together with the other members of our research
team, collaborating groups and graduate students.
If you are interested, please send your written application (motivation for application, CV,
photograph, reports, list of publications and conference presentations if applicable) including two
letters of recommendation no later than the end of August 2008 to:
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Göpferich
Institut für Theoretische und Angewandte Translationswissenschaft
Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Merangasse 70
A-8010 Graz

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