Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship

Date Posted: 12/12/2012
Type/Department:Faculty in Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies
Search Status:Position Filled
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Hampshire College, supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation "to make Hampshire College into a 'language-learning community’, where students are motivated to integrate the exploration of a world language into their individualized program of studies," seeks to hire a postdoctoral fellow in Translation for a year appointment starting in fall 2013.

To be eligible, applicants must have received their Ph.D. (or terminal degree in their field) between May 1, 2008 and June 30, 2013.

We are seeking a candidate who works on the intersections of translation with other fields in the Humanities.  Primary training in comparative literature or related discipline preferred. The successful candidate would be expected to help in developing our emerging curriculum in translation, which at Hampshire College includes among other fields world literature, philosophy, religion, poetry and history. The desired candidate would connect the theory and the practice of translation in their teaching.

Requirements: The expectations for the position would include mentoring student projects in translation, and assisting faculty in incorporating translation studies into their courses as well as coordinating various events with guest speakers. Successful candidate will teach one course per semester. Candidate should be prepared to co-teach a course on the task of the translator as a literary, ethical and political problem.

Qualifications: Native or near-native fluency in English, high proficiency in at least one other language (including but not limited to Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Latin, Sanskrit, or a less-commonly-taught language). Ph.D. in related field by date of appointment is required. MA in Translation Studies would be valued.

Application should include cover letter, CV, examples of translation projects, names of three references with email contact addresses and teaching portfolio submitted via our website at  No hard copies will be accepted.

Hampshire College is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

Review of applications begins January 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.