[Job Vacancy] Assistant Professor in Spanish Translation and Interpreting/College of Liberal Arts

Faculty Title: Assistant Professor

Job Class Code: 10031

Posting Number: FRGV1575

Working Title: Assistant Professor in Spanish Translation and Interpreting/College of Liberal Arts

Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Rio Grande Valley

Division/Organization: Provost – Academic Affairs

Tenure Status: Tenure Track

FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley seeks to fill an Assistant Professor faculty position in Spanish Translation and Interpreting to begin in Fall 2024. 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. 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, 2024, 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.


License or Certification Required? No

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.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Desired Start Date: 09/01/2024

For more details, please visit: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/40719