Assistant Professor Translation and Interpretation

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Assistant Professor Translation and Interpretation 

[Fall 2024]


Dominican University seeks applicants for Assistant Professor of Translation and Interpretation, specializing in the teaching of consecutive, simultaneous and conference interpreting. The candidate should have an active research agenda in the theory, practice and teaching of Translation and Interpreting Studies and/or significant years of experience in the profession and teaching the skills. Expertise in interpretation within legal and/or health settings with ample experience using technology within the classroom and the field is required.  


Responsibilities include:  

  1. Teach 7 undergraduate and graduate courses per year (21 credits) distributed across Core Seminars, CRWS, Interpreting, Intro. to Translation, and advanced Translation courses in Translation and Applied Cultural Studies major.
  2. Work collaboratively with colleagues to envision and expand our current translation program, including the minor, A.A., major and graduate certificate.  
  3.  Engage in research and publication 
  4.  Mentor and advise students
  5.  Assist the department in outreach and recruitment
  6.  Provide service to the program, university, and profession 


As a diverse, Catholic HSI institution, we center access, belonging, and equity-minded perspectives. We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate effective engagement in an environment where colleagues and students come from many backgrounds and identities, as well as someone who can demonstrate commitment to equitable and inclusive teaching and research practices. A successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive and relationship-centered teaching and advising, which affirms the dignity of the human person and concern for the common good. Candidate must be willing to provide students with opportunities to participate in high impact practices. All faculty members are expected to participate in university life and governance, as well as continuing professional development and scholarship.



Required qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in Translation & Interpretation or related academic program, A.B.D. or M.A. in Translation or equivalent degree in the legal or health field, with significant professional experience teaching Spanish-to-English and English-to-Spanish T&I courses from an accredited U.S. or International Institution.
  • Experience teaching interpretation methods, note-taking, and memory techniques at the college level.
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in language pedagogy with career-oriented outcomes.
  • Advanced-High or higher proficiency on the ACTFL scale in Spanish and English.


Preferred qualifications: 


  • Experience teaching racially minoritized students and demonstrated experience creating, organizing, and/or leading programs for minoritized student populations.
  • Experience in Spanish for legal services and/or health services and translation technologies. 
  • Experience in teaching with technology and developing online courses. 
  • Teaching experience in general Higher Education.  
  • Interest in serving heritage language students and ability to integrate heritage language teaching methodologies into a T&I curriculum. 
  • Teamwork experience and demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary program development and potential for engaging in collaborative projects across all units at the university, not only academic.
  • Demonstrated interest in applied humanities and community engagement. 


About Dominican University:

Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree-granting institution. It is highly regarded for its academic rigor and thoughtful accompaniment of students, its intentional affordability and values-based, relationship-centered learning environment. Dominican currently enrolls over 3,300 students, which includes 2,280 undergraduates and 1,027 graduate students. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of our undergraduate students identify as Latinx, 5% are Black or African American, and 3% are Asian. Under-represented minority students, make up 77% of the DU undergraduate enrollment and 38% of the graduate enrollment. Over 90 percent of undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. Nearly half of all undergraduates are first-generation college students; over half are federal Pell Grant recipients, illustrating their families’ level of income; and 58% are eligible for low-income MAP grants from the State of Illinois. Recognized since 2011 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation of the U.S. Department of Education, Dominican is committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for Latinx students and all students from historically underrepresented groups.


To Apply:

Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter and CV and a list of 3 references.  In the cover letter, the applicant should address work and other opportunities they have had to interact and serve in high needs and diverse populations and other interactions with students. Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide official transcripts.


A background screening is required.


EEO Statement

Dominican University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building an equity-centered faculty and staff committed to teaching, working, and learning in a multicultural environment. Dominican University believes that justice, equity, and inclusion are critical to our growth and development and seek to recruit, develop, and retain from a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.


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