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Lecturer in Spanish

University of the West Indies - Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics

Location: Saint Augustine - Trinidad and Tobago
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th March 2020
Closes: 12th April 2020
Job Ref: 60/2/114 I W2

Qualifications and Experience 

The successful candidate must possess a Doctorate in Spanish, Translation Studies or a closely related area (Spanish must be among the chosen language pair/s).

Candidates must also have:

  • Knowledge of recent theories and methodologies in Translation Studies
  • High-level competency in spoken and written Spanish (C2)
  • A solid publication profile

Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • Ideally three years teaching experience at the tertiary level
  • Technological competencies (Translation software)
  • Specialization in one or more of the following:
  • Literary translation and reception
  • The history of translation
  • Corpus-based translation studies
  • Gender issues in translation

Experience in Interpreting would be an asset.

Special Responsibilities

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate-level teaching and supervision
  • Engaging in pedagogical reseach and scholarly activity, which aligns to the strategic direction of the University
  • Contributing to enhancement of the student experience and employability (Academic advising)
  • Engaging in scholarly activities including research and publications
  • Serving on Committees at the Department, Faculty and University levels
  • Participating in the design and development of courses, teaching materials and or programmes in Translation
  • Collaborating with colleagues in teaching, administration, cultural and extra-curricular events organized by the Spanish section, the Department, the Faculty and the Campus
  • Supervising undergraduate research projects as well as postgraduate research work

Personal Attributes 

The Department places high priority on individuals of integrity who can work well in a team and student friendly environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also:

  • Have capacity to work collaboratively toward common goals and meet very specific deadlines
  • Have collegial spirit and respect for others
  • Be open to new ideas and ways of working
  • Be able to work in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Have technological competencies particular to a web-enabled learning environment

Detailed application and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, c/o HR Division (Appointments Section), Main Administration Building, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. via e-mail: Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Application forms may be obtained at in the Faculty & Staff, Staff Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package may also be obtained at the above address. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to ask their referees to send their signed references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the University. Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.


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