Position in Interpreting Studies, Amherst
- Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 17:29:15 -0500
From: Edwin Gentzler <gentzler@...>
Reply-To: Edwin Gentzler <gentzler@...>
Subject: Job Opening-UMass
Dear friends, I am pleased to announce the following job opening in
interpreting studies at UMass Amherst. Your help in notifying
qualified candidates is greatly appreciated. Regards, Edwin
JOB OPENING: Assistant Professor of Interpreting Studies, University
of Massachusetts Amherst
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 2009. The successful candidate will teach 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 September 1, 2009. Salary commensurate with
qualifications and experience.
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 3, 2008, 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.
For more information on the department, please see our website at
http://www.umass.edu/llc/index.html. For further questions, please
contact Edwin Gentzler at gentzler@...