[Job Vacancy] Tenure-Track Position in Translation Studies

Job title: Assistant Professor, Translation Studies
Position code: 21_T_FRAN_O
Date posted: October 4, 2021
Application deadline: December 1, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

The Département d’études françaises at Concordia University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Translation Studies. The successful candidate’s research should be related to translation as a mode of action and reflection based on social justice (for example, promoting under-represented social groups, links to marginalized communities and to the social economy, the digital divide). The successful candidate should have professional experience in translation and, ideally, in revision, professional writing or post-editing. They should also be able to contribute to the pedagogical integration of translation technologies in the programs offered by the Département d’études françaises. The duties of this position will include research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and service to the institution.

Concordia University is strongly committed to achieving equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the institution and recognizes the value of achieving inclusive excellence in both teaching and research contexts.

Qualifications and assets

Candidates must have completed their PhD in Translation Studies or a related field, or be near completion at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are scholarly and teaching excellence and a demonstrated commitment to supporting our department’s equitable and inclusive learning environments. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer-assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Département d’études françaises values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and other members of equity-deserving groups. The language of instruction in the Département d’études françaises is French.

How to apply

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (21_T_FRAN_O);
  • A detailed curriculum vitae;
  • Different types of evidence of teaching expertise, e.g., evidence of teaching effectiveness, teaching evaluations (if applicable);
  • Statement of teaching and training philosophy and interests including supporting materials;
  • A research statement;
  • A copy of major scholarly contributions;
  • Three letters of reference.

Electronic applications should be submitted by December 1, 2021 but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence August 1, 2022.

Applications should be addressed to:
Madame Françoise Naudillon, directrice du Département d’études françaises

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.