Instructor/Lecturer in Interpreting

The Program in Translation and Interpreting Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, 9-month renewable specialized faculty position with a target start date of August 16, 2023.  Renewal of the position is contingent on funding and strong performance reviews by the Program in Translation and Interpreting Studies. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The primary responsibility is to teach courses in interpreting. The specialized faculty member who joins our multilingual Program will also assist in developing curricula. Annual funding for professional development activities will be provided.

For appointment at the rank of Instructor, a Masters’ degree in Translation Studies, Linguistics, or a related field is required at the time of appointment. For appointment as Lecturer, a doctoral degree in Translation Studies, Linguistics, or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Professional-level competence in English and at least one other language and professional experience in simultaneous and consecutive interpreting are required. 

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at and upload your application materials: letter of application; CV, including contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references; evidence of teaching experience (preferably teaching evaluations). The search committee may contact the applicant about soliciting letters of reference at a later point, after initial review of the files. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, although no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by 6pm CST on March 1, 2023. 

For questions regarding the application process, please contact or 217-333-2137. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Reynaldo Pagura, Search Committee Chair, at

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

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