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LECTURER IN MFA LITERARY TRANSLATION (WITH FRENCH)

Requisition # 72086

Position Basics


Type of PositionOTHER
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Friday, December 15th, 2017
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at The University of Iowa announces an opening for a full-time lecturer position in MFA Literary Translation and French to begin in August 2018. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possible re-appointment of up to two additional years, and the position will be renewable thereafter in three-year increments, pending collegiate approval and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. A teaching assignment averaging 20 s.h. per academic year (3 courses in the fall, 3 courses in the spring) will include a combination of courses in the MFA program, French language and literature, and the undergraduate minor in Translation for Global Literacy.



University of Iowa’s MFA in Literary Translation is the largest program of its kind in the US, and it is exclusively focused on literary translation, combining creative practice, international literature in-the-making, with training in world languages, literatures and theory. For more information visit: www.clas.uiowa.edu/dwllc/mfa-literary-translation



The Department of French and Italian provides a wide variety of courses in Francophone literatures and cultures from, Canada, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, North and sub-Saharan Africa, in the literatures of immigration in France as well as in Film Studies and Gender Studies. We have specific strengths in Interdisciplinary studies notably in the areas of Comparative arts, Early Modern Studies, Film Studies, Francophone and Postcolonial Studies, History, and Women’s Studies.



To apply, please visit https://jobs.uiowa.edu and reference Requisition #72086. The application materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, translation sample, and three letters of recommendation. Deadline for application is January 15, 2018. Screening begins immediately, with interviews conducted by videoconference after February 1, 2018.



The Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division, and Department reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Education Requirement:

Terminal Degree (MFA in Literary Translation or PhD in Translation Studies or Comparative Literature, or French Literature, or related field) in hand by the start date.

Required Qualifications:

Demonstrable evidence of knowledge and experience in translation practice, including a record of publications of literary translations; near-native proficiency in French; and a record of excellent teaching.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with the multi-lingual workshop environment where students translate into English from their source languages.

  • Knowledge of translation theory.

  • Experience in one-on-one mentoring.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
translation sample
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

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Contact Information


Contact:Rebecca L Tritten - dwllc-searches@uiowa.edu
Clas-Wrld Lng, Lit, & Cultures
PHILLIPS HALL
16 CLINTON ST N
111-C PH
IOWA CITY, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-2235
Department URL: https://clas.uiowa.edu/dwllc/



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