Job opportunity: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in NZSL Interpreting & Deaf Studies (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in NZSL Interpreting & Deaf Studies

School of Languages & Social Sciences Full time, Permanent position
The School of Languages and Social Sciences is seeking a suitable person to lead the teaching and research in the New Zealand Sign Language Interpreting and Deaf Studies programmes. Two new majors at bachelor level will be offered for the first time in 2011: New Zealand Sign Language-English Interpreting, and New Zealand Sign Language and Deaf Studies. AUT has a well-established reputation, through its Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting, as the only provider of interpreter training in New Zealand since 1992.

The introduction of the Interpreting major brings AUT in line with international trends and is designed to meet the growing need for professional interpreters in New Zealand, and to ensure graduates with a high level of theoretical knowledge and practical expertise. The Deaf Studies major will allow a wider range of professionals to have communication strategies in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) as well as Deaf cultural knowledge when working with deaf clients and colleagues. This major will also cater for the needs of the growing Deaf tertiary student population and increase Deaf people’s access to society though wider use of NZSL.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a PhD in a relevant area, a good research portfolio, hold a recognized interpreting qualification (preferably), five to 10 years of Sign Language interpreting experience, and teaching experience preferably in a tertiary setting. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to be able to maintain the existing strong links with the interpreting community and the Deaf community in New Zealand.

Ref: 8420 Closing Date: Monday 31 January 2011 – 9pm You must be eligible to work in NZ to be considered for this position

For more information about this position you can contact the AUT Human Resources Department on (09) 921 9995 or

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