Lecturer of Translation Studies

Job Description:

The Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP) at Binghamton University (SUNY) invites applicants for the position of Lecturer in Translation Studies, who will provide curriculum support to its new Master's degree in Translation. This appointment is full-time and renewable, expected to begin in the Fall semester of 2024. The position requires a regular teaching load of three courses per semester. Applicants should have an M.A. degree in translation studies or a related field, although a Ph.D. degree is preferred. We seek candidates who have teaching experience in higher education and who possess native or near native fluency in English and at least another language, Arabic preferred. The lecturer will be responsible for teaching translation courses that focus on professional translation skills, such as workshops, CAT tools, postediting, and translation project management. Familiarity with and/or rich working experience in the translation industry are highly desirable. Departmental service is expected; this may include outreach and engagement activities, such as supervising student internships. Technology-empowered and other innovative teaching approaches are welcome. The Translation Research and Instruction Program at Binghamton University is committed to equity and inclusion and is actively working to increase diversity amongst its faculty. Members of groups historically underrepresented in the field and those from non-traditional backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Additionally, evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service will be valued.

Required: MA in translation studies or a related field; Teaching experience in higher education; native or near-native proficiency in English and at least another language; ability to teach a variety of translation courses.

Preferred: PhD. in translation studies or a related field; familiarity with or experience in the translation industry; experience in managing internships and other student professional engagement.

Additional Information:

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Application Instructions:

Please submit an application at http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three referees who can provide a letter of reference. Additional materials from the selected candidates may be requested after the review process begins. Complete applications received by Feb 26, 2024 will be given full consideration, though the position will remain open until filled. 

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