Teaching and Research Faculty, Migration Studies/Focus Latin America

Medical/Community Interpreting

The College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University embarks on a cluster hire in Migration Studies: Focus Latin America to enhance the study of Latin American migration at VCU and position the university as a thought leader in addressing the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly diverse nation. Four new faculty positions will enrich the departments of History, Sociology, Kinesiology and Health Sciences, and the School of World Studies, which seeks a practitioner/scholar to educate students and the public regarding matters of translation, interpretation, and inclusive communities and to train students in the art of translation and interpretation as central to the work of building inclusive communities.

Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Spanish/English translation and interpretation, with specialization in medical, community or related interpreting. Primary responsibilities include: contribute to development and delivery of curriculum relating to Spanish-English Translation & Interpreting certificate and interdisciplinary curriculum related to migration studies; liaise with community stakeholders to support internships, professional development activities, and other collaboration. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in national, state, College, and University-wide professional activities. Strong interpersonal skills are essential as collaboration and program advocacy across the university, local communities and beyond are a vital component.

Required qualifications include: PhD. in Translation/Interpreting, Spanish or relevant field; three years professional experience and appropriate certification in medical, community or related areas of interpreting; excellent writing, verbal and presentation communication skills in English and Spanish; demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. An established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the School of World Studies is required.

Preferred qualifications include: potential for developing and delivering professional development programming, particularly around ethical use of interpreters and issues of language access; potential for engaging students in research experiences in migrant communities both locally and abroad; and familiarity with interpreting accreditation expectations and procedures.

VCU is a premier urban, public research university focused on academic success. We are proud of our nationally ranked academic programs and academic medical center, research and scholarly productivity, and engagement with the communities we serve and change. Combining the amenities of a major metropolitan area with the charm and convenience of a small historic city, Richmond provides an engaging backdrop for work, play and study. The College of Humanities and Sciences is the foundation of educational and intellectual life at Virginia Commonwealth University, and houses the core disciplines in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. The School of World Studies is a vibrant community of faculty, students, and practicing scholars that offers undergraduate degrees in anthropology, foreign languages, international studies and religious studies.

For more information about the School of World Studies please visit our website are http://worldstudies.vcu.edu/

Only electronic applications will be accepted. All candidates must apply online and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and email addresses of three refences for letters of recommendation at:https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/66222

Please note, references are automatically sent recommendation letter requests and instructions as soon as an application is submitted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Start date will be August 16, 2018.

Questions about the position should be directed to Mark D. Wood at mdwood@vcu.edu.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.