Vacancy for Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Literary Translation (Part-Time)

The PETRA-E Network invites applications for the post of Postdoctoral Research Assistant:


PETRA-E ( is a European network of 21 institutions dedicated to the education and training of literary translators. It continues the work of the PETRA-E project, which was funded 2014-2016 by Erasmus+ and resulted in the PETRA-E Framework of Reference for the Education and Training of Literary Translators ( This Framework (which is available in 9 languages) defines competences and levels in literary translating in order to improve the quality of literary translations and the visibility of literary translators in Europe.

About the Role

PETRA-E has established a Framework Working Group to review the reception and implementation of the 2016 Framework, and recommend modifications to incorporate in a future version 2.0. The PETRA-E Postdoctoral Research Assistant is tasked with collating the feedback on the 2016 Framework and producing a report which will assist the Framework Working Group in its planning. The feedback to be reviewed takes a variety of forms, including written submissions (e-mails, PowerPoint presentations, blog posts), published research papers and audiofiles of discussions at Network meetings.
Over a period of 2.5 months (25 June – 15 September 2020), the postholder will spend 100 hours working in liaison with the Framework Working Group to review the feedback on the Framework and compile an English-language report which summarises the views expressed. They will be expected to produce interim reports on their findings for periodic meetings by Skype, but will not be required to attend meetings in person. The postholder will receive an honorarium of €1,500.

For more details, download this PDF file: PETRA-E Postdoctoral Research Assistant.


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