[Job Vacancy] Assistant Professor in Writing and Language Studies (Spanish Translation and Interpreting)/College of Liberal Arts

Posting Details

Title Information
Faculty Title Assistant Professor
Job Class Code 10031
FLSA Exempt
Position Information
Posting Number FRGV1425
Working Title Assistant Professor in Writing and Language Studies (Spanish Translation and Interpreting)/College of Liberal Arts
Number of Vacancies Varies
Location Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization Provost – Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position
Tenure Status Tenure Track
FTE 1.0
Scope of Job
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s diverse student body as an Assistant Professor of Spanish Translation and Interpreting beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year.

The department seeks an energetic candidate to develop and teach translation and interpreting courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, both in traditional and online environments. The selected applicant will support the development of the Translation & Interpreting programs, advise students and serve on program and department committees as needed. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a solid research agenda in any area within Translation Studies.

About UTRGV:
It is UTRGV’s Vision “To be one of the nation’s leaders in higher education, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more equitable outcomes for student success.
UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanic students.
Thanks to a steadfast commitment to safety and success, UTRGV yielded record-breaking outcomes in enrollment and student success in the fall 2021 semester. For additional information, please visit our website.

Minimum Qualifications
1) Ph.D. in Translation and Interpreting or closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education. ABDs may be considered, but a conferred doctorate by August 31, 2023 is required for appointment. 2) Demonstrated potential for a strong research and publication record. 3) Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence. 4) Ability to teach courses in a variety of translation and interpreting topics in the English <> Spanish pair.
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications
Native or near-native fluency in English and Spanish.
Preferred Qualifications
1) Ability to teach in traditional face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online environments. 2) Ability to teach a variety of translation courses, including but not limited to Literary Translation, Translation Theory, Business Translation and Commercial Translation.
License or Certification Required? No
Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Desired Start Date 09/01/2023
Posting Detail Information
EEO Statement
EEO Statement
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date 10/18/2022
Close Date 12/15/2022
Additional Information
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

Date of Birth
Social Security Number

Gender
Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.
Please Note
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. List of 3 References
  4. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  5. Letter of Interest
For more details, please visit: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/36062
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