Friday, 27 May 2011

TS opportunities in South Africa: doctoral scholarship and possible post-doc

Two interesting opportunities for young translation researchers in South Africa:

There is the possibility of a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa:
The Department of Language Management and Language Practice at the University of the Free State has a possible two-year postdoc of ZAR200,000 per annum to offer in translation studies. Interested candidates who have completed a PhD during the past ten years can send their CV to Kobus Marais at jmarais at Preference will be given to African students working on the development of translation studies in Africa, preferably from a sociological or intercultural perspective, but the selection panel may also consider other candidates. The closing date is 11 June. The panel reserves the right not to offer a grant if a suitable candidate is not found. For questions, please contact Kobus Marais at jmarais at  
There is also a doctoral scholarship at the University of the Witwatersrand:
The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for the post of Associate Lecturer in Translation and Interpreting Studies in the School of Literature and Language Studies. The department is looking for a young enthusiastic scholar who is interested in making a positive and innovative contribution to the discipline. The successful candidate will be involved in teaching, administration, curriculum development, and research, including postgraduate supervision at Honours and MA level. This is a three year development position during which time the successful applicant would be expected to complete a PhD.

Requirements: MA in Translation or a related field, and a strong interest in carrying out research at doctoral level. Applicants should ideally have at least two language combinations and professional experience in the field. Samples of professional translation work should be submitted together with the application.

Enquiries: Professor Judith Inggs (e-mail: Judith.Inggs at

TO APPLY FOR THE ABOVE POSITION: Submit a letter of application, a full curriculum vitae, research sample, certified copies of qualifications and identity document as well as the names and contact details (including e-mail) of three referees to  Mrs Pumla Ngcobo, Humanities Human Resources Office, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Private Bag 3, WITS, 2050. CLOSING DATE: 30 June 2011

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