Assistant Professor of Spanish Translation and Interpretation

Colorado State University

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Posted : 2023-07-27

Position Location
Fort Collins, CO

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Position is fully in-office/in-person

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Proposed Annual Salary Range
63000 - 65000

Employee Benefits
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Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.

Through scholarship and teaching in languages, literatures, and cultures, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures creates knowledge and promotes a culture of inquiry that encompasses student learning, faculty research, and community outreach. We strive to engage in a global community, foster social change, and promote education, dialogue, tolerance, and mutual respect.

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To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on

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Position Summary
Assistant Professor of Spanish Translation and Interpretation with an active research agenda in the theory, practice and teaching of Translation and Interpreting Studies This is a nine-month, tenure-track appointment to begin August 16, 2024.

Responsibilities include:
  • Teach five undergraduate and graduate courses per year
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to re-envision and expand our current translation program in the department
  • Engage in research and publication
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Assist the department in outreach and recruitment
  • Provide service to the department, university, and profession

Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications
  • Ph.D. or equivalent, with specialization in Spanish Translation and Interpretation Studies or related field, from a regionally accredited U.S. institution
  • Experience teaching Spanish-to-English and English-to-Spanish T&I courses
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in language pedagogy with career-oriented outcomes
  • Advanced-High or higher proficiency on the ACTFL scale in Spanish and English

Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Experience in Spanish for legal services and translation technologies
  • Experience in teaching with technology and developing online courses.
  • Interest in serving heritage language students and ability to integrate heritage language teaching methodologies into a T&I curriculum
  • Teamwork experience and demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary program development and potential for engaging in collaborative projects across academic units
  • Demonstrated interest in applied humanities and community engagement

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a statement on a research agenda and writing sample (10-20 pages); a dossier which includes evidence of teaching potential, and three letters of reference. Applicants will submit contact information for their three references with their application. Once applicants submit their application, emails will be sent to their references requesting them to upload the reference letter. A complete application must include all three letters of reference to be submitted by October 2, 2023. (one week after the full consideration date of September 25, 2023).

Cover letters can be addressed to Professor Velazquez-Castillo, Chair, Spanish Translation and Interpretation Search Committee, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1774.

Application materials of all semifinalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures.

Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact
Professor Maura Velazquez-Castillo;

Essential Duties

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Teaching and Advising

  • Faculty members are expected to teach five undergraduate and graduate courses per year, and advise and mentor graduate students.

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  • Faculty members are expected to develop an active research agenda.

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Job Location
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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