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Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

0137 Translator –Kenan Institute for Ethics

Occupational Summary:

Assist staff in listening to, understanding, and translating spoken or written statements from Arabic to English and vice versa. Provide language services to individuals with limited English proficiency. Position is part-time; approximately two hours per week.

Work Performed:

·Provide interpreter and translator services for KIE’s many refugee programs

·Translate narratives taken while groups are onsite in a foreign Arabic country

·Assist students/faculty going to foreign Arabic countries with “emergency” language skills

·Requires fluency in Arabic/English and vice versa in spoken as well as written language

·Requires knowledge of and experience with forced displacement and its challenges


Fluency in foreign language; Ability to work with diverse populations from various economic backgrounds and age groups; Accurate and appropriate interpretation skills at all times ; Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma or equivalent. Work requires sufficient education and/or experience to become proficient in translation.


Previous experience in a Higher Education or Health Care setting preferred. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Job No:
Posted: 10/3/2020
Application Due: 1/13/2021
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