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
  • Native or near-native competency in spoken and written Spanish (C2)
  • A solid publication profile


Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • At least three years teaching experience at the tertiary level
  • Technological competencies (Translation software)
  • Specialization in one or more of the following:

o   Literary translation and reception

o   The history of translation

o   Corpus-based translation studies

o   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


Deadline Date: Sunday, April 12, 2020

University of the West Indies - St. Augustine
Employment Type
Salary and benefits
Salary range min. USD 35,420 and max. USD 49,323
US$35400 to US$49300 Per Annum
Your Career Level
Early Career
Years Experience
At least Three (3) years'
Your Education Level
Doctoral Degree|in Spanish
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