Assistant Professor of Translation and Interpreting Studies

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor position to begin August 14, 2024. 

Requirements for the position include: (1) a Ph.D. in Translation Studies and/or Interpreting Studies or a closely related discipline; (2) an active research agenda with publications in Translation Studies and/or Interpreting Studies and potential for external funding; (3) the ability to teach translation and/or interpreting practice courses in two or more of the following language pairs: English-French, English-Japanese, English-Spanish; (4) the ability to teach  non-language specific courses in one or more of the following areas: translation and/or interpreting theory and history, translation and/or interpreting technologies, translation/interpreting and language learning, localization, translation project management, translation as it relates to linguistics and/or literature; (5) the ability to teach upper level courses in their languages, such as language-for-specific-purposes (LSP), literature, culture, linguistics. Successful candidates will be expected to teach and develop graduate and undergraduate courses for online and face-to-face delivery. Finalists for the position will be asked to discuss how their teaching practices engage students of different ages, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, identities, and abilities, helping to remove barriers in order to ensure the success of all students regardless of their entry pathway into the university.

The Department. The Department offers: undergraduate and graduate translation certificate programs in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish; a graduate interpreting certificate program and an MA in Spanish with coursework in translation and interpreting; majors and minors in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish; minors in Arabic Studies, Chinese, Francophone Studies, Italian, and Russian; undergraduate certificates in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish for Business; a graduate certificate in Spanish for Business.

The College. As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the new College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences houses 15 departments, 18 interdisciplinary programs, and 6 applied centers. We offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs with extensive honors and early-entry options. The College plays a pivotal role in delivering on the university’s goals in the areas of research excellence, student success and experience, and community engagement. Through their scholarship and teaching, the College’s 350+ faculty members seek to deepen our understanding of complex problems and lead the university in interdisciplinary collaboration and equity and justice initiatives.

The University.  UNC Charlotte is the second largest institution within the University of North Carolina system. This past Fall, UNC Charlotte enrolled 29,551 students and experienced record growth with its incoming first year class and graduate programs. UNC Charlotte is also the fastest growing institution in the UNC System, comprising seven academic colleges offering 171 undergraduate majors in 77 programs leading to Bachelor’s degrees, 65 Master’s degrees, and 24 Doctoral degrees. UNC Charlotte is proud to have 3,545 passionate and committed faculty and staff members and more than 120,000 living alumni.

Application.  Only electronic submissions will be accepted.  For more information regarding the position, and to apply electronically go to (position number #005474).  Please attach the following documents with your electronic submission:


1.  A cover letter that addresses the job requirements identified, as well as the candidate’s teaching philosophy and research agenda.

2.  A current and complete curriculum vita.

3.  Only finalists for the position will be required to have letters of recommendation.

For additional information, please contact Jeff Killman (, Chair of the Search Committee. Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to criminal background checks.

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