Position Rank and Title:
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Translation and Interpretation
World Languages and
Commensurate with qualifications, experience,
and rank as established by the
CSU Salary Schedule
for details about the CSU’s excellent
Oct. 30, 2021 (Applications accepted
until filled or closed)
Target Start Date:
Aug. 18, 2022
First Review Date (or Closing Date):
Nov. 1, 2021
The Department of World Languages and Literatures at San José State
University seeks a specialist focusing on the theories, practice,
and teaching of Spanish-English Translation and/or Interpreting. We
especially welcome applications from scholars with experience in
translation and/or interpretation in one or more of the following
areas: healthcare, education, law, technology/localization and
entertainment/media. The successful candidate will be expected to
teach courses in translation studies and/or interpreting, create
appropriate new courses, demonstrate willingness to explore the
development of interdisciplinary programs, establish strong ties
with the local community, and contribute to and participate in the
life and the development of the department.
The Department of World Languages and Literatures and San José
State University value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can only be fully
realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment
to these values. SJSU enrolls more than 36,000 students, many of
whom are historically underserved, and around 45% are
first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients. SJSU is a Hispanic
Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American
Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. The university’s
commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive
campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni. As such,
San José State is committed to increasing the diversity of its
faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit
from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to
equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or
service. We ask that all applicants include a Diversity Statement
with their application package. A guide to writing this statement
can be found at
SJSU Diversity Statement Guidelines
, along with information
about how these statements will be evaluated.
- Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature, Linguistics, Translation Studies
or related fields.
- Native-level fluency in Spanish and English.
- Experience and or expertise in teaching
- Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity
to the educational goals of a socially and economically diverse
student population as might have been gained in cross-cultural
study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.
Priority will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the
- Experience in translation and/or interpretation as it applies
to one or more of the following areas: healthcare, education, law,
technology/localization and entertainment/media.
- Experience in curriculum development, program building
including student recruitment.
- Experience with CAT tools (i.e., translation and multilingual
technologies) and the Digital Humanities.
- Knowledge of another language in addition to English and
- Teach Spanish undergraduate and graduate courses in translation
and/or interpretation, as well as other subjects as
- Collaborate in the creation and development courses and
programs in translation/interpretation.
- Academic assignment will include advising and recruitment of
students and appropriate committee work. A strong record of
scholarly publications in the candidate’s discipline is necessary
for tenure and promotion.
- The candidate will participate in shared governance, usually in
department, college, and university committees and other service
- The candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience
understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity
– in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion,
economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender
identity, and academic preparation – through inclusive course
materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility
to work in the United States.
Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application
and attach the following documents:
- letter of interest
- curriculum vitae
- statement of teaching interests/philosophy
- research plans
- three reference letters
Inquires may be directed to the Department Chair: Damian Bacich
Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the
United States. Satisfactory completion of a background check
(including a criminal records check) is required for employment.
CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be
rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying
information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly
withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily
complete the background check may affect the continued employment
of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the
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September 21, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight