viernes, 22 de octubre de 2010

Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Interpreting Studies University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Interpreting Studies
University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

The Program in Comparative Literature, which houses a dynamic Translation Studies
Program, and is a unit of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures,
invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to
begin September 2011. The successful candidate will teach consecutive and simultaneous
interpreting and will also strengthen the department's offerings in literary and
cultural studies. Course assignments will include a two-semester interpreter training
sequence in a language-neutral environment, plus a combination of undergraduate and
graduate courses in Comparative Literature/ Translation Studies, taught in English.
Language expertise in at least one of the following is required: Chinese, French,
German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, or Spanish. We seek candidates who have a strong
background in interpreting studies theory and practice as well as strong scholarly
promise. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches. Expertise in multimedia interpreting,
prior teaching experience with international and minority students, and experience in
community outreach are desirable assets. Ph.D. in hand by August 31, 2011. Salary
commensurate with qualifications and

Please send letter, CV, three recommendations, statement of teaching and research
interests, and writing sample to: Prof. Edwin Gentzler, chair, Interpreting Studies
search committee, Comparative Literature (LLC), 430 Herter Hall, 161 President's Dr.,
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA 01003-9312. Review of dossiers will
begin on November 22, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. The Department is
committed to developing a more diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum. The
University of Massachusetts Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium, along
with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and is also a member the
Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples. The University of
Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and members of
minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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