Assistant ProfessorClassification Title:
9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured FacultyCollege:
Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)Department:
Languages and Culture StudiesPosition Designation:
Permanent - Full-timeMonths per year:
9Primary Purpose of Department:
The Department of Languages and Culture Studies engages in innovative research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels to develop students’ language and communication skills, cultural knowledge, intercultural competency, literacy, and critical thinking in order to prepare its graduates for participation in an increasingly global and multilingual society.Vacancy Open to:
The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is committed to research and teaching excellence as manifested in its offerings in translation and interpreting, linguistics, literary and cultural studies, and language for specific purposes.
The Department offers: undergraduate and graduate translation certificate programs in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish; a graduate interpreting certificate program and an MA in Spanish with coursework in translation and interpreting; majors and minors in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish; minors in Arabic Studies, Chinese, Francophone Studies, Italian, and Russian; undergraduate certificates in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish for Business; a graduate certificate in Spanish for Business.
All CandidatesDescription of Work:
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.
To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: http://provost.uncc.edu/academic-budget-personnel/handbook/search-committeeEssential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach translation and/or interpreting practice courses in two or more of the following language pairs: English-French, English-Japanese, English-Spanish.Minimum Experience/Education:
Teach non-language specific courses in one or more of the following areas: translation and/or interpreting theory and history, translation and/or interpreting technologies, translation/interpreting and language learning, localization, translation project management, translation as it relates to linguistics and/or literature.
Teach upper level courses in their languages, such as language-for-specific-purposes (LSP), literature, culture, linguistics.
Teach and develop graduate and undergraduate courses for online and face-to-face delivery.
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:
Ph.D. in Translation Studies and/or Interpreting Studies or a closely related discipline. Active research agenda with publications in Translation Studies and/or Interpreting Studies and potential for external funding. Finalists will be asked to discuss how their teaching practices engage students of different ages, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, identities, and abilities, helping to remove barriers in order to ensure the success of all students regardless of their entry pathway into the university.Special Notes to Applicants:
Only electronic submissions will be accepted. For more information regarding the position, and to apply electronically go to https://jobs.charlotte.edu (position number #005474).Job Open Date:
Please attach the following documents with your electronic submission:
1. A cover letter that addresses the job requirements identified, as well as the candidate’s teaching philosophy and research agenda.
2. A current and complete curriculum vita.
3. Only finalists for the position will be required to have letters of recommendation.
For additional information, please contact Jeff Killman (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of the Search Committee. Review of applications will begin on November 6, 2023 and will continue
until the position is filled.
As an affirmative action, equal opportunity and an ADVANCE Institution, UNC Charlotte is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.
09/29/2023Open Until Filled:
YesDate Review of Applications will Begin:
11/02/2023Proposed Hire Date: