Professsional Specialist-Translator in Residence


The Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication (PTIC) at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and the Council of the Humanities invites applications for an appointment as a Translator in Residence for one academic semester, either fall or spring, during academic years 2023-24 and 2024-25. Interviews for all four semesters will take place in January 2023. The primary rank will be Professional Specialist, and the successful candidate will carry a secondary rank of Lecturer if performing teaching responsibilities. The successful candidate for each semester will be an established translator into English with projects currently in progress, and will be expected to contribute to PIIRS, PTIC, the Council, and/or the Program in Creative Writing by supervising independent work for the Certificate in Translation and/or Creative Writing in consultation with the relevant program director; mentoring student translators; and participating in other responsibilities as appropriate; candidates may also have opportunities to teach in the areas of theory and practice of translation. The Translator in Residence must also hold weekly office hours.

Persons appointed may be asked to teach on campus when appointed as a lecturer and will be provided with a shared office space on campus.

Applicants must apply online at  The following application items are required and should be uploaded by the applicant:

  • Cover letter outlining past and current projects, and any teaching experience or interest;
  • CV;
  • Contact information for three references.

For fullest consideration applicants should apply by December 30, 2022.  Due to the anticipated volume of applications, only candidates invited to interview will be contacted. Further information about the Program in Translation & Intercultural Communication may be found at

For questions about this position, please contact Yolanda Sullivan (

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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