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Monday, 22 November 2021 11:30

Assistant Professor – Translation Studies and Translation Theory, UC Santa Barbara

The Department of French and Italian and the Program in Comparative Literature and Translation Studies at UCSB invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Translation Studies and Translation Theory, to begin July 1, 2022. The ideal candidate will be a scholar of French and Francophone and/or Italian cultures with extensive training in the theory of translation.

We seek candidates who have an active program of (or show strong potential for) research and publication in translation studies in any period. We are particularly interested in research that engages translation from a variety of critical perspectives. Applicants with broad interdisciplinary interests in fields including, but not limited to, world literature, postcolonial theory, environmental humanities, migration studies, legal, diplomatic and commercial exchanges, and intermediality are encouraged to apply. Additional linguistic proficiency, particularly (although not exclusively) as relevant to various (post)colonial and/or non-Western contexts, is a definite plus.

The successful appointee will teach in English, French, and/or Italian at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The appointee will be responsible for teaching core courses in translation theory as well as specialized courses on translation in French and/or Italian and Comparative Literature. The person hired for this position will also play a key role in mentoring students who are part of the Program for the Graduate Emphasis in Translation Studies and the Undergraduate Minor in Translation Studies.

We seek a colleague who will perform service for the Department of French and Italian and the Program in Comparative Literature and Translation Studies, participating in shared governance at the department and campus level, as well as someone who will collaborate in meaningful ways with various humanities and social sciences departments across campus. Broadly conceived, the position will strengthen our relations with the Departments of Global Studies, Communication, Film and Media Studies, Philosophy, History, Religious Studies, Linguistics, and others in Humanities and the Social Sciences.

The Department of French and Italian and the Comparative Literature Program are dedicated to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates who demonstrate strong evidence of commitment to advancing these core values of our department, program, and campus. Our program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

Closing date: 31 May 2022 (if position not filled before)

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