Assistant Professor, World Languages and Cultures (Logan Campus)

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The Department of World Languages and Cultures (WLC) at Utah State University invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month, academic-year, position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Translation and Interpretation. For this teaching-centered faculty position, we seek to hire an individual with experience teaching, research and/or professional praxis in Translation and Interpretation Studies. This position is located on the Logan campus, but will also provide instructional support to USU’s statewide students and campuses. This individual reports to the WLC department head. The anticipated start date is August 2023.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Teach undergraduate theory courses in Translation and Interpretation Studies in English
  • Maintain an active profile as a researcher and/or practitioner in Translation and Interpretation
  • Collaborate with the WLC department head, Section Coordinators, and other faculty members across the department in the creation of a departmental certificate/minor/major program in Translation and Interpretation Studies
  • Develop a curriculum that envisions aspects of human rights, social justice, and a meaningful understanding of cross-cultural communication in healthcare and legal settings
  • Carry out program development in Translation and Interpretation Studies
  • Participate/Teach in the “Bridging the Gap” Interpreter program
  • Build partnerships with local, state, national, and global entities to enhance student opportunities in Translation and/or Interpretation
  • Coordinate student internship and practicum experiences
  • Facilitate extra-curricular activities related to Translation and/or Interpretation

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD related to Translation and/or Interpretation in a language taught in the WLC department by August 15, 2023, or a Master’s degree with at least five years professional experience as a Translator and/or Interpreter
  • Native or Near-Native Spanish language proficiency
  • Evidence of teaching or professional excellence in Translation and/or Interpretation
  • Experience in the area of Healthcare and Legal Translation and/or Interpretation
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in an additional language from the WLC (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, and/or Russian)
  • Experience with program and/or curriculum development in Translation and/or Interpretation Studies

Required Documents

Review of applications begins December 15, 2022, and continues until the position is filled. Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. CV (to be uploaded to the candidate profile)
  2. Contact information for three professional references (to be collected as part of the online application).
  3. Cover letter that addresses the position’s responsibilities and minimum qualifications (to be copied and pasted into a fillable field within the application)

Please direct questions to Dr. J.P. Spicer-Escalante, Search Committee Chair, at jp.spicer@usu.edu. Do not send application materials to this e-mail address.  Please use the application link above. The committee may request additional materials later in the selection process.


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