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University Faculty Spanish Translation and Interpretation

Weber State University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Sep 20, 2023

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University Faculty Spanish Translation and Interpretation

Requisition Number: F00369P:

Job Description:
Description of Work Unit
Through scholarship and teaching in languages, literatures, and cultures, the Department of World Languages & Cultures at WSU creates knowledge and promotes a culture of inquiry that encompasses student learning, faculty research, and community outreach. We strive to engage in a global community, foster social change, and promote education, dialogue, tolerance, and mutual respect. The Department welcomes students and faculty of all backgrounds, particularly from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups.

Position Summary
The Department of World Languages & Cultures invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish Translation and Interpretation with an active research agenda in the theory, practice and teaching of Translation and Interpreting Studies. This is a nine-month, tenure-track appointment to begin July 1, 2024. We seek candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education and the needs of a diverse student body in the context of an open enrollment environment.

Job Duties:
Position Duties
This tenure-track position includes a full-time undergraduate teaching load of 12 hours per semester, with expectations of original publication, student advising, and participation in departmental, university, and service committees. The successful candidate should expect to teach applied and theoretical courses (face-to-face or online) at all levels of the undergraduate curricula such as translation and interpreting, Spanish language, Spanish for the Professions, and/or linguistics. The successful candidate should also expect to collaborate with colleagues to expand our current translation program in the department and assist the department in outreach and recruitment, including developing cooperative relations with language service industries.

Required Qualifications:
Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. or equivalent, with specialization in Spanish Translation and Interpretation Studies or related field, from an accredited institution. ABD candidates may be considered for the position, contingent on the degree being completed by June 30, 2024.
  • Experience in teaching ESEN T&I courses, as well as Spanish language courses at the undergraduate level.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated industry experience in language services and Computer-assisted Translation tools and other technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching with technology and developing online courses.
  • Interest in serving heritage language students and ability to integrate heritage language teaching methodologies into a T&I curriculum.
  • Demonstrated interest in applied humanities and community engagement.

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 09/19/2023
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicants:
If you are passionate about what you could offer and accomplish here at WSU, we would love to hear from you. Annual salary of $55,000 - $60,000, depending on qualifications & experience. Position comes with a generous benefits package.

Applicants must complete the online application and attach the following:
  1. A letter of application that addresses relevant experience.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information for three references, at least one of which must be able to speak to the candidate’s teaching abilities.
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as student evaluations, peer-review observation reports, teaching demo video, etc.).
  5. Unofficial graduate transcripts.

Review of applications begins October 20, 2023, and will continue until filled. Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.

Weber State University, an AA/EO employer, is located 35 miles north of Salt Lake City at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. The area is rich in both cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities. These include the Sundance Film Festival, Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, Ballet West, a network of hiking trails adjacent to campus, fly-fishing streams within 10 minutes, and skiing at the site of the 2002 Olympic downhill races just 18 miles from campus.

If you have questions, contact the search chair: Dr. Youn Soo Kim Goldstein (

Physical Activity of this position: Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. , Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. , Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or consistently to move objects, including the human body. Sitting most of the time. Walking and standing only occasionally if ever.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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