Position Rank and Title: Assistant Professor of Spanish Translation and Interpretation
School/Department Name: World Languages and Literatures
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank as established by the CSU Salary Schedule. See Benefits Summary for details about the CSU’s excellent employment benefits.
Application Deadline: Oct. 30, 2021 (Applications accepted until filled or closed)
Target Start Date: Aug. 18, 2022
First Review Date (or Closing Date): Nov. 1, 2021
The Department of World Languages and Literatures at San José State University seeks a specialist focusing on the theories, practice, and teaching of Spanish-English Translation and/or Interpreting. We especially welcome applications from scholars with experience in translation and/or interpretation in one or more of the following areas: healthcare, education, law, technology/localization and entertainment/media. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in translation studies and/or interpreting, create appropriate new courses, demonstrate willingness to explore the development of interdisciplinary programs, establish strong ties with the local community, and contribute to and participate in the life and the development of the department.
The Department of World Languages and Literatures and San José State University value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. SJSU enrolls more than 36,000 students, many of whom are historically underserved, and around 45% are first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. The university’s commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni. As such, San José State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. We ask that all applicants include a Diversity Statement with their application package. A guide to writing this statement can be found at SJSU Diversity Statement Guidelines, along with information about how these statements will be evaluated.
- Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature, Linguistics, Translation Studies or related fields.
- Native-level fluency in Spanish and English.
- Experience and or expertise in teaching translation/interpretation.
- Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a socially and economically diverse student population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
Priority will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:
- Experience in translation and/or interpretation as it applies to one or more of the following areas: healthcare, education, law, technology/localization and entertainment/media.
- Experience in curriculum development, program building including student recruitment.
- Experience with CAT tools (i.e., translation and multilingual technologies) and the Digital Humanities.
- Knowledge of another language in addition to English and Spanish.
- Teach Spanish undergraduate and graduate courses in translation and/or interpretation, as well as other subjects as appropriate.
- Collaborate in the creation and development courses and programs in translation/interpretation.
- Academic assignment will include advising and recruitment of students and appropriate committee work. A strong record of scholarly publications in the candidate’s discipline is necessary for tenure and promotion.
- The candidate will participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committees and other service assignments.
- The candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
- letter of interest
- curriculum vitae
- diversity statement
- statement of teaching interests/philosophy
- research plans
- three reference letters
Inquires may be directed to the Department Chair: Damian Bacich (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
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