Qatar University Profile:
Qatar University is the premier national institution of higher education with a mission to produce well-rounded graduates with academic knowledge of quality and excellence coupled with a keen spirit of volunteerism and civic responsibility. This is underpinned by committed leadership and an experienced and motivated faculty and staff body.
Duties & Responsibilities
The translator at QU Press is required to accurately translate books, articles, promotional scripts and other related translations for the Press. He/she should meet translation schedules and be able to prioritize and organize translations to meet publication deadlines. He/she is required to coordinate specific translation projects with QU faculty members and/or students. He/she should make sure that translations have minimal spelling, citation and writing mistakes and ensure that the content is in line with the Press’s writing style. He/she is responsible for offering feedback when required and ensure that feedback to authors is constructive. He/she is required to develop the translation performance in the assigned language/s.
- To agree on translation projects milestone and priorities with the translation section head.
- To translate assigned projects with accuracy, in line with the writing style and publishing standards of each discipline at QU Press.
- To follow the translation guidelines of QU Press.
- To coordinate with assigned translators from QU or externally (if any).
- To help prepare the action plan and budget for translation projects.
- To ensure that authorship criteria are met to the best.
- To liaise with the production and acquisitions team in order to perform translation projects on time and in line with the publication deadlines and contracts.
- To work on any other translation related requests for the Press as required.
- To adapt to new translation tools or software of the Press.
- To guide students or faculty members on translation guidelines, when required.
- To maintain integrity and high ethical standards at all times and avoid situations that could lead to a conflict of interest.
- To keep all information about a submitted manuscript confidential, sharing it only with those involved in the review and publication processes.
How To Apply
Returning Applicant: Please login in QU Recruitment Online website (https://careers.qu.edu.qa) to update/edit your saved profile. Use this profile to apply for this position.
New Applicant: You need to setup an account with QU Recruitment Online website (https://careers.qu.edu.qa) and complete your personal profile. Once your profile is complete you may use it to apply for an open Position.
About the Company
Company Name: Qatar University
In 1973, Qatar’s first national College of Education was founded by decree of the Emir of Qatar, in his vision to place education as a priority in the country’s expansion. Among a small population, the College admitted a respectable 57 male and 93 female students in its first year.
The country’s rapid development highlighted the need for the College’s expansion, to provide additional areas of specialization in line with the requirements of the population. Therefore, in 1977, Qatar University was founded with four new colleges; Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Sharia, Law & Islamic Studies, and Science. From there, the institution rapidly expanded, with the founding of the College of Engineering in 1980 and College of Business in 1985. In addition, it originally supported several small independent research centers, and worked to establish a national community college; the College of Technology.
Following the establishment of Education City and the Qatar Foundation in 1996, a new era of competitive options for local institutions of higher education began, and Qatar University’s functions and services were re-evaluated. In 2003, the University embarked on an ambitious Reform Plan to increase the efficiency of its administrative and academic processes. To this end, a university-wide Strategic Plan 2010-2013 was launched, incorporating Key Performance Areas which focused on promoting quality education and efficient and effective services. The Plan also renewed focus on research, leading to the establishment of the Office of Academic Research in 2007, which oversaw a growing number of high-profile satellite research centers. Community service also became a large focus, and many facilities and services were enhanced and expanded upon, to meet the needs of the public.
Today, Qatar University comprises nine colleges: Arts and Sciences; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Health Sciences; Law; Medicine; Pharmacy; and Sharia and Islamic Studies. Over the years, the University has continually expanded its wide range of new programs—the largest selection in the country—while fastidiously seeking the highest international accreditations, and ensuring they are aligned with the growing needs of the labor market and the aspirations of the society it serves. It currently boasts a population of over 14,000 students, and an alumni body of over 30,000.
Company Website: http://www.qu.edu.qa/