Princeton University

Professional Specialist - Translator in Residence

The Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication (PTIC) at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and the Council of the Humanities invites applications for a one-semester appointment as a Translator in Residence for each semester of the 2020–2021 academic year. The primary rank of the successful candidate will be Professional Specialist, and the successful candidate will carry a secondary rank of Lecturer when performing teaching responsibilities. The successful candidate for each semester will be an established translator into English with projects currently in progress, and will be expected to contribute to PIIRS, PTIC, the Council, and/or the Program in Creative Writing by teaching in the areas of theory and practice of translation; supervising independent work for the Certificate in Translation and/or Creative Writing in consultation with the relevant program director; mentoring student translators; and participating in other responsibilities as appropriate. The Translator in Residence must also hold weekly office hours. 

Persons appointed will be expected to reside in or near Princeton for the duration of their appointment, and will be provided with office space on campus. An advanced degree is required. 

Interested applicants should apply online at by submitting a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed starting immediately. Applications should be submitted by March 1, 2020 for full consideration. 

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Contact Information

Yolanda Sullivan, Program Manager
PIIRS, Program in Translation & Intercultural Communication
Princeton University
164A Louis A. Simpson International Building
Contact Phone: 
(609) 258-9864
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