Spanish<>English Translation and Interpretation Coordinator Position at Hunter College

The Department of Romance Languages at Hunter College of the City University of New York invites applications for a full-time appointment at the rank of Doctoral Lecturer for the position of Coordinator of the Department’s Spanish Major Concentration in Spanish<>English Translation and Interpretation beginning in spring 2023. The Doctoral Lecturer workload is 24 assignable hours per year. The successful candidate will teach two 3-hour courses per semester, and the rest of the workload would be satisfied by the various administrative and advising duties described below.

The Department of Romance Languages offers a major in Spanish<>English Translation and Interpretation that prepares students for careers in the growing field of translation and interpretation. Students take courses in Spanish language, literature, and civilization in conjunction with specialized courses in translation/interpretation theory and practice. Hunter is also home to the Master of Arts in Translation and Interpreting (MATI) program, which offers a curriculum including a theoretical grounding in translation and interpreting studies and hands-on language-specific training in translation, localization, and oral interpretation skills in Chinese, Russian and Spanish.

Located on the 68th Street campus on the upper east side of Manhattan near many major cultural institutions, Hunter College offers scholars a vibrant and dynamic community within a highly diverse urban setting. As part of the City University of New York, a nationally recognized metropolitan university system, Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will be the Coordinator of the Spanish Major Concentration in Spanish<>English Translation and Interpretation. They will teach two courses per semester, develop courses in interpretation/translation theory, methodology, and practice, provide advising and mentoring to Translation/Interpretation majors, and see to the program’s administration. In addition, they will arrange and oversee student internship experiences.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline at the time of appointment. They must have native-level proficiency in both English and Spanish, proven excellence in teaching English<>Spanish translation and interpretation, and professional experience in the field. Experience in curriculum development and assessment is preferred.

VACCINE REQUIREMENT:

Candidates must provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.

COMPENSATION:

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension, and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

The salary range is from $55,677-$96,351 – commensurate with experience.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on the City University of New York job website: www.cuny.edu/employment

To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS, and in the SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 24512

Click on the “APPLY NOW” button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.

Please have your documents available to attach to the application before you begin. Note the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format– and the name of the file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include:

– A Cover Letter and Teaching Statement

– A Curriculum Vitae/ Resume with a link to an online Portfolio or body of work

– Names and contact information of four references (two academic references and two professional references)

– A sample of written scholarship in French or English (no longer than 25 pages)

Upload all documents as ONE single file– PDF format preferred.

CLOSING DATE:

The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on November 22nd. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remain open after the initial round.

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

JOB LISTING:

For reference, the complete job listing is available on the CUNY Employment website:

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