Assistant Professor – Translation Studies and Translation Theory

By | November 19, 2021

Applications invited for the post of Assistant Professor in Translation Studies and Translation Theory at the Department of French and Italian and the Program in Comparative Literature and Translation Studies, UC Santa Barbara.

Position overview

Percent time: 100% Anticipated start: 07/01/2022

Application Window

Open date: October 12th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Nov 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of French and Italian and the Program in Comparative Literature and Translation Studies at UCSB invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Translation Studies and Translation Theory, to begin July 1, 2022. The ideal candidate will be a scholar of French and Francophone and/or Italian cultures with extensive training in the theory of translation.

We seek candidates who have an active program of (or show strong potential for) research and publication in translation studies in any period. We are particularly interested in research that engages translation from a variety of critical perspectives. Applicants with broad interdisciplinary interests in fields including, but not limited to, world literature, postcolonial theory, environmental humanities, migration studies, legal, diplomatic and commercial exchanges, and intermediality are encouraged to apply. Additional linguistic proficiency, particularly (although not exclusively) as relevant to various (post)colonial and/or non-Western contexts, is a definite plus.

The successful appointee will teach in English, French, and/or Italian at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The appointee will be responsible for teaching core courses in translation theory as well as specialized courses on translation in French and/or Italian and Comparative Literature. The person hired for this position will also play a key role in mentoring students who are part of the Program for the Graduate Emphasis in Translation Studies and the Undergraduate Minor in Translation Studies.

We seek a colleague who will perform service for the Department of French and Italian and the Program in Comparative Literature and Translation Studies, participating in shared governance at the department and campus level, as well as someone who will collaborate in meaningful ways with various humanities and social sciences departments across campus. Broadly conceived, the position will strengthen our relations with the Departments of Global Studies, Communication, Film and Media Studies, Philosophy, History, Religious Studies, Linguistics, and others in Humanities and the Social Sciences.

The Department of French and Italian and the Comparative Literature Program are dedicated to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek candidates who demonstrate strong evidence of commitment to advancing these core values of our department, program, and campus. Our program is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications(required at time of application)

At a minimum, applicants are expected to have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. (or equivalent) except the dissertation (or equivalent), at the time of application, in one of the following areas: Translation Studies, French and Francophone Studies, Italian Studies, Comparative Literature, or other cognate fields provided they can demonstrate a research focus in Translation Studies and Translation Theory.Additional qualifications(required at time of start)

Completion of the Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) by the start date of the position. Preferred qualifications

We seek candidates who have an active program of (or show strong potential for) research and publication in translation studies in any period. We are particularly interested in research that engages translation from a variety of critical perspectives. Applicants with broad interdisciplinary interests in fields including, but not limited to, world literature, postcolonial theory, environmental humanities, migration studies, legal, diplomatic and commercial exchanges, and intermediality. Additional linguistic proficiency, particularly (although not exclusively) as relevant to various (post)colonial and/or non-Western contexts, is a definite plus.
Capacity to teach core courses in translation theory as well as courses in the French and Francophone and/or Italian programs with a strong translational component as demonstrated by their statement of teaching. Native or near-native competence in English and French or Italian.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Writing sample in English – The length limit on the writing sample should be up to 25 pages.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – The applicants’ Statement of Contributions to Diversity will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.
  • Writing sample in French or Italian – The length limit on the writing sample should be up to 25 pages.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Applicants should provide the names and contact information for 3-5 references and must request letters of reference within the system in order to complete the application requirement.Apply link:https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02064

Help contact: frit19@frit.ucsb.edu

Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA