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Assistant Professor, Chinese Translation & Interpretation

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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Title Assistant Professor, Chinese Translation & Interpretation
Posting # F00110
FT/PT Full-time
Benefits? Yes
Hourly/Salaried Salaried
Grade REG
Department GSTILE-T&I
Location Monterey, CA Campus

Recommendation Letter Requirements
This posting requires at least three Reference Providers that Monterey Institute of International Studies will contact for a confidential letter of recommendation. Candidates may also have the option of submitting additional letters of recommendation with their application.

Position Summary
Teach graduate-level courses in Chinese/English translation and interpretation. Assistant Professors advance knowledge and practices in the T&I profession, and collaborate to achieve academic excellence in support of the Institute's mission.

General Responsibilities
Possible teaching assignments include:
Translation into Chinese/English
Courses are small, intensive, learner-centered seminars (up to 12-15 students) focusing primarily on different text types typical of authentic professional assignments (commercial, scientific, technical, legal, political, journalistic) and ranging from introductory to advanced level.
Consecutive interpretation into Chinese/English
Courses are small, intensive, leaner-centered seminars (up to 12 students) that build from basic listening and retention skills to using consecutive notes to render the complex communication typical of technical meetings, negotiations, interviews, international conferences, as well as in diplomatic, legal and medical settings.
Simultaneous interpretation into Chinese/English
Courses are small, intensive learner-centered seminars (up to 12 students) that build skills to professional conference interpretation standards, with exposure to a range of other interpretation settings (e.g. interpreting for legal proceedings, and liaison interpreting for business meetings)

Must hold a Master's degree in Translation and/or Interpretation or a related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A successful candidate should have teaching experience in the field, preferably at the graduate level.

Must have at least 2 years of experience as a translator or interpreter, and have native or near-native proficiency in Chinese.

Required Documents
Cover Letter
Resume/C V

Middlebury is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, Middlebury recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. Middlebury also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

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Working at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, a graduate school of Middlebury College, provides international professional education in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing global community, including international policy and management, translation and interpretation, language teaching, sustainable development, and non-proliferation. We prepare students from all over the world to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields through degree programs characterized by immersive and collaborative learning, and opportunities to acquire and apply practical professional skills. Our students are emerging leaders capable of bridging cultural, organizational, and language divides to produce sustainable, equitable solutions to a variety of global challenges.

In 2010, the Institute became a graduate school of Middlebury College. Middlebury is known worldwide for its leadership in undergraduate language instruction and international studies, and features both summer language immersion programs and Schools Abroad in 16 countries and 37 cities around the globe. Middlebury is also home to the oldest environmental studies program in the nation.

Monterey and Middlebury share much more than a common interest in cross-cultural communication and the environment, though—we share a commitment to making a difference in the world, and are building a truly global network of programs for future leaders in areas from translation and interpretation to environmental policy, economic development to language education, conflict resolution to sustainable business.

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey offers graduate programs that prepare innovative professionals to provide leadership in cross-cultural, multilingual environments. Practical skills, collaborative processes, and innovative approaches are defining features of a Monterey Institute education. The Institute’s unique "Monterey Way" learning model ensures that students are learning through firsthand experiences in more than one language. Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey learners are problem solvers and process masters, building sustainable, equitable solutions for a global community through our interdisciplinary blend of business, policy, and language.


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