Doctoral researcher / Interpreting

Ghent University

Belgium

Doctoral researcher / Interpreting

 

Last application date
Mar 15, 2019 23:59


Department
LW22 - Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication


Contract
Limited duration


Degree
Master’s degree in a relevant field (Interpreting Studies, Multilingual Communication, Linguistics)


Occupancy rate
100%


Vacancy Type
Research staff

 

Job description

The Ghent University Research Centre MULTIPLES seeks to recruit a PhD candidate to work on a project titled "Discrimination-based verbal aggression in interpreter-mediated public service provision in Flanders". The research is situated in the domain of Interpreting Studies. It investigates how public service interpreters in Flanders handle discrimination-based verbal aggressions in various phases of the assignment (i.e. before, during and after the interpreted encounter).

 

The research particularly focuses on

  • (i) the discursive level of the interpreted encounter (e.g. do interpreters use mitigating / reinforcing strategies when confronted with verbal aggressions between participants),

  • (ii) the interactional level (e.g. how do meta-comments or reported speech use modify participation frameworks) and

  • (iii) the professional identity (i.e. occupational well-being, reflections on codes of conduct, stances on the own agency, etc.).

 

Data will be collected using ethnographic research methods and include also audio/video recordings of interpreter-mediated interactions.

 

Profile of the candidate

Your profile:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (Interpreting Studies, Multilingual Communication, Linguistics, Anthropology) obtained with good grades

  • Fluent in Dutch and English; additional knowledge of (one or more) other languages

  • Academic skills in English

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work independently on your research as well as to work in a team

  • Knowledge of discrimination-sensitive work and/or of the field of public service interpreting in Flanders is a plus

 

Your tasks:

  • Collecting and analyzing data

  • Writing a dissertation on the basis of the project

  • Preparing individual and joint publications for national and international scientific journals

  • Presenting your research at national and international conferences

  • Preparing oral and written reports for the institutions / agencies participating in the research

  • You will occasionally assist in teaching activities at the department

 

How to apply

Applications can be submitted either in Dutch or English. Candidates are invited to apply by submitting the following documents by e-mail to Prof. July De Wilde (july.dewilde@ugent.be) by 15 March 2019 :

  1. A single pdf-document with:A personal piece of (scientific) writing in the form of a student paper or publication (e.g. Master thesis or article) in English or Dutch, demonstrating your academic skills.

    • a letter of application
    • a CV (including an overview of the applicant’s study results and the contact details of one person we may contact for a reference)
    • a copy of the required Master’s degree
  2. A personal piece of (scientific) writing in the form of a student paper or publication (e.g. Master thesis or article) in English or Dutch, demonstrating your academic skills.

 

On the basis of these documents, candidates will be selected for an interview (interviews can be conducted through Skype for applicants living or working abroad).


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