Part-time Instructor, Introduction to Translating & Interpreting
IES Abroad Japan - Tokyo Center seeks a qualified instructor for JP 350
“Introduction to Translation & Interpretation,” for the fall (September
through December) semester, 2013. The course meets one afternoon per week for
three hours; instruction to be conducted in English and Japanese.
This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of
translation and interpretation between Japanese and English. Students
explore the fundamentals of translating literary works, letters, legal
documents, newspaper articles, commercial advertisements, and other
materials; and learn how to compare translations and be able to identify the
merits and flaws of each. The course has both a theoretical and practical
component. Students will be introduced to theories of translation and will
become acquainted with the special problems involved in translating
Japanese to English.
IES Abroad is a U.S.-based educational organization overseen by a consortium
of universities and colleges, and instructs over 4,500 undergraduate
students abroad each year in programs located throughout Europe, Asia,
Australia, New Zealand and Latin America. Located in the Chiba, Makuhari
area, the IES Abroad Tokyo Center offers a rigorous academic program to
students from institutions all over the U.S., in partnership with Kanda
University of International Studies.
Qualifications & Compensation
Qualified candidates must hold a graduate degree in an appropriate field
(PhD or ABD preferred); teaching experience, and familiarity with American
higher education system is a plus. Compensation will be commensurate with
qualifications and experience, and will include reimbursement for
transportation expenses. Continuing faculty are also eligible to apply for
small grants offered to assist with travel to professional conferences or
other research-related expenses.
This is contract position and open to renewal in subsequent semesters. For
further information contact Karl Friday, Center Director at
IES is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all
How to Apply
Applications may also be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
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