Call for applications for a tenure-track position - area of general and specialized translation English-Spanish/Catalan

Country: Spain;

City: Barcelona

Vacancy added: 21.05.2019

Employer: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

Resumes due: 26.06.2019


Department of Translation and Language Sciences

The Department of Translation and Language Sciences at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, invites applications for one tenure track faculty position in the topical area of general and specialized translation English-Spanish/Catalan. We seek highly qualified applicants with a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching.

The Department is specially interested in candidates whose research profile matches some of the following subjects: Legal/ Economic/ Scientific/ Technical/Audiovisual/Digital media translation. We are particularly interested in researchers versed in empirical methodologies (corpus-based, ethnographical methods, cognitive science methods, etc.). The potential for synergies between the applicant’s research and the department’s existing research activity will be especially valued. The annual gross salary is ca. 34.000 €.

Applicants must demonstrate capacity for teaching translation from English into Catalan or Spanish, and for coordinating the teaching of these subjects both on the undergraduate level (Bachelors’ degree program in Translation and Interpreting) and the graduate level (Masters’ degree programs in Translation Studies).

Applicants must hold a PhD at the time of application, preferably in Translation Studies or related disciplines (Applied Linguistics, Communication, etc.), and must have demonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding independent research with publications at an international level. If the applicant holds a PhD from UPF, he or she will have to prove his or her affiliation with a research institution different from UPF for at least 24 months since the PhD was obtained.

In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 26. Applications should be submitted through this form including the following documents:

- a cover letter

- curriculum vitae including a list of publications

- 2 selected publications from the last 5 years

- research statement (2 pages)

- teaching statement (2 pages)

Applicants must arrange for 3 reference letters to be sent directly by their selected referees to by the closing date.

For informal inquiries, please email at

The selection process will consist of two phases. In phase 1, the selection committee will evaluate the applicants’ merits based on the documentation provided, as well as the reference letters, and will issue a short list. In phase 2, the shortlisted candidates will be invited for a research seminar and an interview with the committee. At the end of the process, the committee will issue a prioritized list of candidates.

Anticipated timeline:

Phase 1. Deadline for application: June 26, 2019. Deadline for shortlist, July 26, 2019

Phase 2. Interviews and research seminars: November 2019

The anticipated start date is January 7, 2020.

Where to send resume: