Spanish Assistant Professor for Translation/Interpretation Studies

  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • Reno, NV, USA
  • Sep 12, 2018
Full time Education Spanish

Job Description

Spanish Assistant Professor for Translation/Interpretation Studies

Job Description

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Spanish at the rank of assistant professor to start Fall of 2019. Primary area of specialization in Translation/Interpretation Studies with a secondary specialization in cultural studies, linguistics, literature, or a related field. This position carries a 2/3 course load per academic year.

Position Responsibilities

- Teach all levels of Spanish, especially upper-division and graduate-level courses in translation and related areas of specialties, as well as advise and evaluate students at the graduate and undergraduate level.

- Redesign the curriculum in translation studies that feeds into the Spanish Through the Professions undergraduate track such as: Problems of Translation/Interpretation for Professions in Spanish, Spanish Grammar and Stylistics for the Professions, Localization, and Public Service Interpreting and Translating.

- Demonstrate an ability to engage in rigorous research and promise for future research.

- Engage in service-related activities of the department, college, university, community, and profession.

Minimum Qualifications

- Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English.

- Ph.D. in Spanish or equivalent specialty in hand by July 30, 2019 with a primary concentration or experience in Translation/Interpretation Studies and a secondary specialization in cultural studies, linguistics, literature, or a related field.

- Teaching experience and/or research expertise in Translation Studies (such as translation theory & practice, localization, public service interpreting).

- A record of excellence in teaching Spanish courses at the college or university level.

- Experience and/or knowledge of technological advances in the field.

Preferred Qualifications

- Media studies, and/or familiarity with translation software.

- Ability to interact effectively with colleagues; teach and mentor a wide and diverse range of students.

Rank, Salary, and Benefits

This is a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving expenses (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life-insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid education benefit for faculty and dependents.

Department Information

Besides offering an array of programs in various languages and opportunities for studying and teaching abroad through our partner universities around the world, the department provides students of Spanish with opportunities for completing undergraduate minors and majors that focus on linguistics, literature, translation, or Spanish Through the Professions, and an MA. Department homepage: . UNR is the State of Nevada’s historic land-grant institution; it serves approximately 22,000 students. The university is ranked as a Tier 1 institution by US News and World Report and offers an array of degree programs at all levels. Reno is located at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, a 30-minute drive from Lake Tahoe. Reno/Tahoe is recognized as a world-class outdoor recreation area. Additional areas of interest in the proximity include: Black Rock Desert, Sacramento, Yosemite National Park, Napa/Sonoma, the Bay Area, and San Francisco. University homepage: ; College of Liberal Arts homepage: .

Contact Information for this position:

Dr. Darrell Lockhart

Search Chair

Josh Martinmaas

Search Coordinator

Application Link

Required Attachments

Please attach the following attachments:

1) Resume/Vita including titles, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.

2) Cover letter outlining your qualifications, teaching experience and philosophy, and research agenda.

3) A brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward a mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

4) Unofficial transcripts.

5) Finalists will be asked to provide recent teaching evaluations and an audiovisual recording of a teaching demonstration.

Application Deadline

For full consideration, applicant materials must be received by October 22, 2018. The search committee will conduct initial Skype interviews in early November. The search committee will not be conducting interviews at the MLA convention.

The University of Nevada, Reno is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes applications from all qualified applicants, including women and underrepresented groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university’s research and teaching missions.