Adjunct Faculty, Translation & Interpretation

Colorado, Denver, USA
Jul 18, 2017
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Position Summary

The Global Affairs program at the University of Denver seeks qualified individuals to join our faculty pool for future part time teaching assignments in online formats. We are currently accepting applications to teach in translation and interpretation, Spanish-English only. Individuals who are qualified to teach the following courses are especially encouraged to apply: Foundations of Interpretation: The Role of the Profesional Interpreter; Introduction to Legal Translation; Localization/Software & Web.

Essential Functions

  • Faculty responsibilities include teaching 1-2 courses per quarter depending on the program's needs and course enrollment.
  • Actively engaging with students in online environments as appropriate
  • Grading assignments and providing feedback in a timely manner.
  • Reporting grades, preparing class materials, holding office hours, providing basic guidance and support to students.
  • Replying to email communication from students and colleagues
  • Participating in occasional program meetings.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Specific competencies are determined on a course by course basis. Finalists will be asked to outline competencies as relevant to the course(s) they are interested in teaching.

Required Qualifications

  • MA in Translation, Interpretation, or a related field.
  • ATA Certification.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English.
  • Teaching experience at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Translation, Interpretation, or a related field.
  • Extensive professional experience in area of expertise.
  • Teaching experience at the college level in online formats.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, including adult learners and non-traditional students.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For questions about this position, please contact Jessica Lovan at

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. The names and contact information for three professional references.
  4. Copies of any professional certifications pertaining to translation and/or interpretation.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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