Job Opening:  INTERPRETING POSITION (SPANISH) (posted on August 29, 2016):
University of North Carolina at Charlotte


The Department of Languages and Culture Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the rank of assistant or associate professor, in Spanish-English Interpreting.  Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. in Interpreting or in Translating and Interpreting (T&I), or in a related field, such as linguistics (Spanish-English); an active research agenda; teaching experience with adult students; and a commitment to promoting diversity and working with underrepresented groups. All applications must be specifically for Spanish-English interpreting.


Desirable qualifications include: Substantial experience as a professional Spanish-English interpreter with corresponding credentials such as Federal Court Interpreter Certification, National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters, United Nations interpreting, or similar professional qualifications; ability to interpret in more than two languages (English and Spanish); and ability to teach general introduction to interpreting courses in English for graduate and undergraduate students in other languages such French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish (the languages in which we have programs in translation).


Job duties include teaching two courses per semester during the probationary period, one at the graduate level (graduate courses are taught in the evenings) and one at the undergraduate level, advising graduate and undergraduate students, contributing to service activities and leadership in the Department, and maintaining a successful research and publication record.  The successful candidate will teach introduction to interpreting (theory and method) and specialized courses in Spanish-English interpreting such as medical, legal, business, conference, and community interpreting; will create and supervise internships, especially at the graduate level, and mentor graduate students into the profession of T&I; and will develop curriculum in interpreting.


The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is a dynamic, research-intensive department with a commitment to balancing curricular tradition and innovation. In order to further the university’s goal to increase internationalization in the Charlotte region, we offer an MA in Spanish with concentrations in Language, Literature and Culture and English-Spanish Translation Studies; undergraduate majors and minors in French, German, Japanese and Spanish; additional minors in Chinese, Classical Studies, Francophone Studies, Italian, Russian and Film Studies; beginning and intermediate level classes in Arabic, Farsi, and Portuguese; a graduate and undergraduate Certificate in Translating; a Certificate in Business Language; online courses via the University of North Carolina Language Exchange; and a variety of study abroad experiences. The Department boasts a modern Language Resource Center, which provides cutting-edge technology for language pedagogy, and a diverse faculty from around the world who offer more than 200 courses to more than 4,000 students annually.


As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and military sciences, as well as 24 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 34 master’s degrees and graduate certificates and 34 undergraduate degrees.


The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral-extensive urban university committed to excellence in research and teaching. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate selected for this position is subject to a criminal background check and must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States.


Screening of applications will begin October 17, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at and should include a cover letter, CV, and a sample syllabus (will be uploaded as “Other Document”). Finalists for this position will be expected to discuss how diversity and inclusion is integrated into their teaching and research. The candidate selected for this position will be required to submit an official transcript of the highest earned degree.

Three letters of recommendation should be mailed separately, addressed to Professor Ann Gonzalez, Interim Chair, Department of Languages and Culture Studies, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223. Informal inquiries can also be directed to the department chair