The English Department of Baruch College, CUNY, seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Translation and Interpreting Studies, with particular emphasis on connections and intersections with multilingualism.
The candidate should have a strong interest in crossing the borders between languages, cultures, and national literatures, and should demonstrate an understanding of the critical, practical, and theoretical issues concerning translation, and how these intersect with globalization, multiculturalism, and interdisciplinarity. Teaching opportunities also include courses in Great Works of Literature (our multicultural literature requirement) and in First Year Writing. Candidate should be able to contribute to collaborative initiatives and cross-departmental connections involving a possible Translation Studies minor, the Global Studies program, the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, and the Department of Communication Studies.
Our Department and College are committed to building and supporting a diverse faculty that values undergraduate teaching and mentorship as well as interdisciplinary research and teaching. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in the profession across color, creed, race, class, ethnical and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity. Baruch College serves one of the most culturally diverse undergraduate student bodies in the nation and ranks #1 in the country for providing social mobility for students.
Ph.D. in Translation Studies or related field is required with a proven record in linguistics, world languages and literatures, multilingualism and multiculturalism. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment and demonstrate evidence of teaching effectiveness, institutional service, and potential for scholarly publication and creative activities. Publications in area of specialization are highly desirable. Teaching experience and/or program development in TIS are highly recommended.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
Review of resumes will begin on November 6, 2017; to ensure consideration, a complete application must be submitted by December 22, 2017.