[Job Vacancy] Assistant Professor of French Traductology and Translation – 2022

The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Traductology and Translation with focus on French to English or English to French translation. Expertise in one or more of the following areas will be an asset: syntax, morphology, lexicology, semantics, terminology, and/or stylistics. Other assets are: expertise in literary translation, first-hand knowledge of the world of professional translation in Canada, and practice of translation between French or English and another Romance language (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan). The anticipated start date is July 1, 2022.

The ideal candidate will actively engage in the intellectual life of the department, enhance our course offerings in translation and linguistics, and contribute to the Faculty of Arts’ commitment to foster international engagement and cultivate intercultural understanding among our students. The position entails a teaching load of 4 courses per year (12 credits).

A completed PhD in Translation or Linguistics (or equivalent degree) is required at the start date of the appointment (July 1, 2022). Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in French, as well as an excellent command of English, and must be able to demonstrate strong evidence of an ongoing commitment to academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active program of research leading to peer-reviewed publications and the securing of external research funding, and to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate as well as graduate students.

Additional information about the UBC Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies may be found at https://fhis.ubc.ca.

Applications are to be submitted before November 5th 2021 via this online form:  https://fhis.air.arts.ubc.ca/application-assistant-professor-of-french-traductology-and-translation-2022/

Applicants should be prepared to upload in the following order and in a single PDF (max size 15MB): a letter of application; a curriculum vitae; a description of current and future research and teaching interests; one writing sample (20-30 pages); a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion; and a teaching portfolio (statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations, peer assessments, one graduate course syllabus and one undergraduate course syllabus).

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees, by the application deadline, via email to fhis.search@ubc.ca  with the subject line “Assistant Professor of Traductology and Translation.” Enquiries may be made to the Head of the Department of FHIS, Dr. Joël Castonguay-Bélanger, at fhis.search@ubc.ca.

Review of applications will begin soon after November 5th 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.

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Assistant Professor of French Traductology and Translation – 2022