[Job Vacancy] Assistant Professor in Translation and Translation Studies

Job title: Assistant Professor in Translation and Translation Studies
Position code: 21_T_FRAN_O2
Date posted: October 19, 2023
Application deadline: December 1, 2023
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description
The Département d’études françaises in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Translation and Translation Studies from French to English at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking candidates with expertise in digital studies, applied AI, or applied translation technologies in relation to translation (general, specialized, or literary), terminology, localization, audiovisual translation, post-editing or related practices. The successful candidate will be able to contribute to the pedagogical integration of technologies in both the translation programs and the language and literature programs offered by the Department. Duties include research, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the institution.

Qualifications and assets
Candidates are expected to have a completed PhD in Translation Studies with a strong focus on technology, or in a related discipline, by the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are scholarly and teaching excellence. 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. Prior experience in a professional translation environment with tasks including translation, revision, or post-editing is an asset. Candidates are encouraged to share any career interruptions or personal circumstances that may have had an impact on their career goals in their letter of application, for consideration in the assessment process. Concordia University is an English-language institution of higher learning at which the primary language of instruction and research is English. The candidate must have excellent knowledge of French, as Department affairs are conducted in French, however the language of instruction will mainly be English. The Département d’études françaises values diversity among its faculty members and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

How to apply
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applicants must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada


No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Application packages should be addressed to Dr. Françoise Naudillon, Chair of the Département d’études françaises, and must include a cover letter that clearly indicates the job title, position code [21_T_FRAN_O2]; citizenship statement; EDI statement (see below); summary of academic experience and a description of the applicant’s two or three most important research contributions; a detailed curriculum vitae; a research statement (two pages) that details current and future research plans; a detailed teaching statement (two pages) which includes the applicant’s teaching philosophy and areas of interest in relation to teaching (and may further include supporting materials: sample assignments, teaching evaluations and/or course outlines); and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted electronically to francoise.naudillon@concordia.ca, with the subject heading Tenure-Track Application, by December 1, 2023, but will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence in August 2024.

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.

Possible examples to demonstrate a diverse experience may 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.