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Chair in Intercultural Communication at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh UK
- Ref no: 012/12/W
- School/Section: School of Management & Languages
- Grade/Salary: Professorial Minimum: £54,283
- Closing date: 09 Mar 2012
Heriot-Watt University has been the home to excellence in research and training in Interpreting and Translating for over 40 years. The Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies is committed to conducting theoretically advanced and socially-useful research which is relevant to the academic community and engages with public interest. Over the past decade, the research units dedicated to Translation and Interpreting Studies (CTISS) and Studies in European and International Culture and Societies (SEICS) have secured funding to undertake a broad range of projects combining the investigation of translation, interpretation and communicative processes across spoken, signed, written and multimodal media with historical and contemporary analyses aimed at advancing theory, policy and practice.
The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is seeking an exceptional individual who combines internationally leading research and innovation with an outstanding record in student education for the position of Chair in Corpus Linguistics, as part of a £23m investment in academic leadership at the University of Leeds.
Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Translation Studies Modern & Classical Languages, Kent State UniversityWritten by Magdalena Dombek
Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Translation Studies
Modern & Classical Languages
Kent State University
Kent Campus – Kent, Ohio, USA
Opportunity for a full-time, tenure track, assistant professor of Translation Studies specializing in empirical translation studies and cognitive science approaches to translation, to begin August 2012. The successful candidate will support a translation studies program at the Masters and Doctoral level within the internationally recognized translation program (Institute for Applied Linguistics http://appling.kent.edu) of the Department of Modern & Classical Language Studies at Kent State University.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. is required as well as record of research in cognition and empirical methods and their application in translation related research. Potential for securing extramural research funding highly desirable. Experience in teaching graduate courses in empirical methods, translation and cognition, Spanish scientific, technical, and medical translation necessary. Translation into Spanish desirable.
In addition to applying online, please submit by US Mail a letter of application, current vita, graduate transcriptions, and also three current and confidential letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Jennifer Larson, Chair
Department of Modern & Classical Language Studies
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Assistant Professor, Spanish/Specialist in Translation & Interpreting, John Jay College, New York City, USAWritten by Magdalena Dombek
Job opening: Assistant Professor, Spanish/Specialist in Translation & Interpreting (Foreign Languages), CUNY -- John Jay College, New York City, USA
GENERAL DUTIES: Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise as noted below. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.
CONTRACT TITLE: Assistant Professor, FLSA Exempt
CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the College offers bachelors and masters degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate School of the City University of New York. John Jay College is also recognized for serving a broadly diverse student population. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, John Jay College has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building complete with a black-box theatre, state-of-the-art lab space for students and faculty, a moot courtroom, and a variety of virtual learning settings. As evidenced by so many on-going developments, the College offers its many new faculty and staff the opportunity to shape the future of their institution.
With the hope of expanding our department course offerings, we seek a well-rounded specialist who focuses on the theories, practice, and teaching of Translation & Interpreting Studies. Responsibilities will include working collaboratively with colleagues, the department, and the college to build a new translation/interpreting program and modern languages in general. Candidates are expected to bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to teaching and to develop and maintain an active research and publication agenda. The Department of Modern Languages offers courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree in area(s) of expertise, or equivalent as noted below. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Spanish Translation, Interpreting or related field from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent non-U.S. institution by date of appointment; excellent and complete fluency in Spanish and English; high proficiency in at least one other language; and willingness and ability to teach Spanish to English and English to Spanish Translation & Interpreting courses and non-language-specific courses relevant to the Translation & Interpreting Program are required.
Preference will be given to those who have ability to teach one other language. Familiarity with current instructional approaches, assessments, and/or American Translators Association's (ATA) standards of competence and ethics strongly preferred.
COMPENSATION: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
BENEFITS: CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
HOW TO APPLY: ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAIL or E-MAIL. To apply for this position, please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a one page teaching philosophy statement, one or more syllabi models relevant to Translation & Interpreting courses, a sample of scholarly writing, and student evaluations by the closing date to:
Erica L. Wise
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
619 West 54th Street, 746
New York, NY 10019
Official transcripts are not required at this time, but will be required upon employment. Initial interviews will be conducted at the MLA convention, during January 5-8, 2012.
CLOSING DATE: December 27, 2011 (Review of applications will begin November 15.)
JOB SEARCH CATEGORY: CUNY Job Posting: Faculty
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.
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Lecturer in Translation Studies
Grade 7 £31,798 - £35,788 per annum Ref: 000875
The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Translation Studies commencing in early 2012. Outstanding achievement and/or potential as a researcher and ability and willingness to contribute to the School's teaching in Translation Studies are essential. A key requirement of the post will be to lead the new MSc in Translation Studies. The successful candidate will also be required to undertake undergraduate teaching as appropriate.
The successful candidate will have :
• A good first degree in a modern foreign language
• A PhD or equivalent in an area relevant to Translation Studies
• Substantial and measurable research experience in Translation Studies
• A publication record in the field of Translation Studies commensurate with experience
• Experience of teaching/tutoring in Translation Studies
Apply online at www.glasgow.ac.uk/jobs
Closing date: 2 December 2011.
The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.
Open Rank Search in Translation and Interpreting Studies
Pending budgetary approval, the Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies at Bar-Ilan University invites applications for open-rank, tenure-line faculty positions. The successful candidate will have a strong grounding in the theory of translation and interpreting, corpus-based research, cross-cultural studies or other related fields. Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to a research career that includes publication in high-profile journals and competition for relevant grants. A Ph.D. is required. A cover letter of application, CV, and a list of publications should be sent to:
Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies
The Fred and Barbara Kort Language Studies Building (1004)
52900 Ramat-Gan, Israel
For more information about the Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies, please visit: http://translation.biu.ac.il/
For more information about the Faculty of Humanities, please visit:
Visit us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Translation.biu
Tenure-track position in Translation Studies Department of Comparative Literature, University of OregonWritten by Magdalena Dombek
Job Opening: Tenure-track position in Translation Studies,
Department of Comparative Literature,
University of Oregon
The University of Oregon’s Comparative Literature Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in Translation Studies to begin September 16, 2012. Areas of linguistic and literary specialization are open, but strong preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship engages substantially and deliberately with translation and theories of translation as they bear upon one or more of the following: (1) literary history, with an emphasis on interactions between languages and epochs, (2) philosophy of language, understood broadly to include philology and/or the study of sign systems, (3) inter-media aesthetics, and (4) transnational studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, remain an active scholar and contribute to a growing interest in translation within an interdepartmental framework. Requirements: Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or other relevant field by or before September 2012.
Interested persons should apply online to the University of Oregon COMPARATIVE LITERATURE SEARCH at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/939. Submit letters of application, vitae, dossiers and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages by November 4, 2011. The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We invite applications from candidates who share our commitment to diversity.
Application Material Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Teaching Statement(s) (optional)
• Thesis Abstract(s) (optional)
• Writing Sample
• Three or More Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site)
And anything else requested in the job description.
Department of Comparative Literature
5242 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5242
University of Louisville
Classical and Modern Languages, Humanities 322, Louisville, KY 40292
Assistant Professor of Spanish: Interpreting Studies
Tenure-track. To begin fall 2012
The Department of Classical and Modern Languages invites applications from
a dedicated professional to teach courses in simultaneous and consecutive
interpreting. Language pair Spanish-English--native or near-native
proficiency in both required; third language desirable. Ph.D. or equivalent
(i.e., terminal degree in the field) necessary.
Commitment to teaching excellence and scholarship essential. Record of
successful recent professional interpreting experience required. Applicants
must present an active research agenda, provide evidence of teaching
effectiveness and be willing to work collaboratively with administrators,
colleagues, and students as the department continues to develop a new
graduate program in translation and interpreting.
Dossiers received by November 15, 2011 will have full consideration but
review of applications will continue until position has been filled. Initial
interviews will be conducted by phone in early December.
Please fill out our online application form at the University of Louisville
Human Resources website (http://www.louisville.edu/jobs). Select Job
ID # 90015569
You will be asked to upload your CV. Then send a cover letter, a hard
copy of your CV, evidence of teaching excellence, and an official graduate
transcript to: Prof. Clare Sullivan, Chair, Spanish Interpreting Search,
Department of Classical and Modern Languages, University of Louisville,
Louisville, KY 40292. Please also have three letters of recommendation sent
to Prof. Sullivan.
The University of Louisville is a nationally recognized research university
located in the largest Metropolitan area of Kentucky. It is an Affirmative
Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed
to diversity. If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable
accommodations to participate in the hiring process, please contact the
Employment Office at (502) 852-6538.
Full Professor - Translation Studies
Academic Position at the University of Macau, China
The University of Macau is a leading higher educational institution in Macao and is making strides towards becoming internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. The University is growing rapidly with a number of new strategic initiatives including the relocation to a new campus. The new campus will be 20 times larger than the present one with a projected increase of 40% in student intake and faculty size. English is the University’s working language.
The Department of English is an expanding and lively scholarly community with a strong international profile comprising 3 fields of interest: linguistics, literature and translation studies. In addition to its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in English, the department offers a new Minor programme in Translation, and a successful MA in Translation Studies, as well as PhD studies in English Linguistics including Translation Studies.
It now wishes to complement recent appointments in Linguistics and Literature by making a senior appointment in Translation Studies at Full Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the programmes in Translation Studies, and to supervise research at both MA and PhD levels. Candidates are expected to be eminent and internationally recognized scholars in Translation Studies, preferably with expertise in Chinese-English translation, and with an outstanding research record in both the theory and practice of translation. They should have extensive knowledge in any one or more of the following areas: Translation/Interpretation, Translation Theories, Translation Pedagogy, History of Translation, Gender and Translation, Translation Quality Assessment, Legal Translation, and Cultural Approaches to Translation Studies. The successful appointee will be expected to provide academic leadership in research and teaching, and to contribute to the administration and management of the programmes.
Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Linguistics/Translation Studies, or in related areas. They should be experienced and successful university teachers, particularly gifted in supervising graduate students, and have a distinguished record of research and publication at an international level. Experience of academic management at the tertiary level, with a proven capacity for leadership, will be an advantage.
Selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2012.
Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicant’s academic qualification, current position and professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12%, while after various discretionary exemptions the effective income tax rate has been around 5% - 7%.
Review of applications will commence from 21 October 2011 and continue until the post is filled. Potential applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early for consideration.
Application should include a current curriculum vitae in English.
Human Resources Office, University of Macau, Av. Padre Tomás Pereira, Taipa, Macau,
Pending official approval, the University of Lille 3, France (research centre UMR 8163 STL “Savoirs, Textes, Langage”,) will be hiring two full professors (Professeur, PR) starting Sept 1, 2012:
PR (Applied Languages Department - Langues Etrangères Appliquées/LEA, Translation)
- English Linguistics
- German Linguistics