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Sunday, 12 June 2011 16:35

Assistant Professor of Interpreting Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Search extended:  Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Interpreting Studies
University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
New Application Deadline: August 15, 2011

The Program in Comparative Literature, which houses a dynamic Translation Studies Program, and is a unit of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, has extended its search for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, now to begin as early as January, 2012, but could also begin September 2012. The successful candidate will teach consecutive and simultaneous interpreting and will also strengthen the department's offerings in literary and cultural studies. Course assignments will include a two-semester interpreter training sequence in a language-neutral environment, plus a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses in Comparative Literature/ Translation Studies, taught in English. Language expertise in at least one of the following is required: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, or Spanish. We seek candidates who have a strong background in interpreting studies theory and practice as well as strong scholarly promise. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches. Expertise in multimedia interpreting, prior teaching experience with international and minority students, and experience in community outreach are desirable assets. Ph.D. in hand by the time of the appointment at UMass. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send letter, CV, three recommendations, statement of teaching and research interests, and writing sample to: Prof. Edwin Gentzler, chair, Interpreting Studies search committee, Comparative Literature (LLC), 430 Herter Hall, 161 President's Dr., University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA 01003-9312. The extended review of dossiers will begin on August 15, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. The Department is committed to developing a more diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium, along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and is also a member the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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