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VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF TRANSLATION

Requisition # 74568

Position Basics


Type of PositionOTHER
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
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 University of Iowa Translation Program is pleased to announce the Translation Faculty Fellows in Residence program. Fellows, each of whom serves a two- to three-year fellowship in translation (as Visiting Assistant Professor of Translation), are selected through a national competition. Candidates must hold a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in literary translation, translation studies, or comparative literature. Successful candidates must have experience in college-level teaching and a record of publications (minimum forty pages) as pieces in journals or books. The translation language is open, with preference given to one or more of the languages taught in the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The genre of literary translation is also open.



The Faculty Fellow in Residence will be fully integrated into an energetic translation environment of emerging and seasoned translators and will gain a comprehensive understanding of and hands-on experience in the diverse dimensions of translation training. Fellows are expected to be in residence for the academic year and participate fully in the life of the Translation Program.



The Fellow will:




  • Receive an appointment as a Faculty Fellow in Residence Visiting Assistant Professor in Translation for a two-year residency, with the possibility of a one-year extension, contingent on satisfactory performance. This is a 9-month position that includes a salary, competitive benefits, and office space.

  • Design and teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels: 6 courses per academic year (3-3 course load) in the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

  • Mentor novice & emerging translators principally at the undergraduate but also graduate levels, providing review and feedback on undergraduate capstone projects and honors theses, mentoring students in professional pursuits (such as submitting for publication or for grants), and participating in outreach and engagement initiatives, such as humanities labs organized by the Center for Language and Culture Learning.

  • Benefit from a sustained program of mentorship by experienced practitioners and teachers and scholars of translation

  • Participate in admission reviews, curriculum planning, cultural and artistic programs, professional development, and community outreach and engagement initiatives.

  • Complete a substantial creative or scholarly project: a book-length literary translation manuscript of submittable quality, or a scholarly monograph or set of essays



To apply, please visit jobs.uiowa.edu and reference Requisition # 74568.  The application materials must include:




  • a letter of interest

  • curriculum vitae

  • statement of teaching philosophy

  • statement of proposed translation project that the Fellow will complete during the residency, a substantial creative or scholarly project: a book-length literary translation manuscript of submittable quality, or a scholarly monograph or set of essays

  • sample of previously published translations (maximum 20 pages)

  • three letters of recommendation, one focused on experience teaching or leading workshops



Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.



The Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic 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:

  • Candidates must hold a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in literary translation, translation studies, or comparative literature. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Successful candidates must have experience in college-level teaching

  • A record of publications (minimum forty pages) as pieces in journals or books. The translation language is open, with preference given to one or more of the languages taught in the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Supporting Attachments
Statement of teaching philosophy
Statement of proposed translation project
Sample of previously published translations
3 letters of recommendation
 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.   

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.


Contact Information


Contact:Roseanne P Santo Domingo - roseanne-santodomingo@uiowa.edu
Clas-Wrld Lng, Lit, & Cultures
Phillips Hall
16 North Clinton Street
123-C PH
Iowa City, IA 52242



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