Limited Term Adjunct Instructor - NCI

Tucson, AZ
Oct 29, 2020
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Ctr Interpretation Test & Rsch

Department Website Link:

Medical Sub-Speciality:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

NCI is currently hiring for an Instructor for Spanish English Medical Translation course(s) NCI IS A LEADER IN THE FIELD OF INTERPRETER TRAINING Founded in 1979, the National Center for Interpretation Testing, Research and Policy (NCI) at the University of Arizona is dedicated to ensuring language access to Limited-English Persons. NCI is charged with promoting intercultural communication and social justice for language minorities through cutting-edge research, training, and testing for interpreters and translators while advancing professionalism.
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Duties & Responsibilities:

Online TranslationInstructor Duties:

  • Teach Spanish English Medical Translation course(s)
  • Hold weekly office hours and post times online and on the syllabus
  • Make sure dates on the syllabus and on D2L are updated and correct
  • Monitor and grade (P/F) online discussions and intervene as needed (e.g., when students need help, or have misunderstood something)
  • Answer student emails and communicate regularly with students
  • Update curriculum and course materials as needed
  • Grade assignments, post grades and offer feedback in a timely fashion (7-10 days after assignment is due)
  • Communicate and/or meet with program director and UA (NCI, CaPE) staff as needed
  • Provide feedback to program director on the course/s as needed
  • Additional duties as required by supervisor

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Translation or relatedfield
  • Professional experience as atranslator/interpreter
  • Teaching experience
  • Native or near native fluency in Spanishand English

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated excellence in at least two years of online college teaching experience.

Rank :


Tenure Information:

Adjunct (NTE)



Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time

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Benefits Eligible:

No Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

Per Course

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Director: Sonia Colina [email protected]
National Center for Interpretation (NCI)
1717 E. Speedway Tucson, AZ 85721

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.