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Monday, 28 November 2011 10:19

Assistant Professor, Spanish/Specialist in Translation & Interpreting, John Jay College, New York City, USA

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
212-265-3321 (FAX)
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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.)


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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