Haddad Assistant Professor in Literary and Cultural Translation

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Dublin Bar, LEINSTER
Job Type: Contract
Deadline: 20 Mar 2023

Post Summary

The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies (SLLCS) warmly welcomes applications for a position of Haddad Assistant Professor in Literary and Cultural Translation. The successful candidate will join a dynamic interdisciplinary team and will be a key member contributing to teaching and research excellence and innovation.


is one of the largest of the twelve Schools in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and has over 140 members of staff in all, including full time academics, language assistants and lectors, part-time teachers, and professional staff. SLLCS is made up of the Departments of French, Germanic Studies, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Irish and Celtic Languages, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Russian and Slavonic Studies, the Centre for European Studies, the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, the Centre for Forced Migration Studies, and the HCI-funded Centre for Global Intercultural Communications. The School enjoys a very high international reputation in its teaching and research and attracts highly qualified and motivated students from Ireland and internationally. Since its inception, it has consistently been ranked in the top 100 Modern Languages Schools in the QS subject rankings. It is currently ranked 59th in the world in Modern Languages and 46th in Arts and Humanities.

Post status: This post is full time, 5-year fixed term with tenure track.

How to apply:

In order to assist the selection process, applicants must submit the following when applying for the post:

  • A cover letter outlining how their experience makes them suitable for the role (2 pages max.)
  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications.
  • The names and contact details (i.e. addresses, e-mails, etc.) of three referees.
  • A research plan (summarising research to be carried out in the next three years and including details of funding to be sought – 2 pages max.)
  • A teaching statement (summarising teaching philosophy, and experience – 2 pages max.)
  • A sample syllabus of 3 potential original modules that could be offered in a research-led context plus a separate list specifying areas of expertise that could be covered in terms of research-informed teaching in the field of literary translation.
  • Note:

    • Please note that ALL ESSENTIAL requirements MUST be met.
    • Pease do NOT include materials not requested at this stage, e.g. sample publications, copies of degrees, etc.
    • Candidates who do not address the application requirements above (as stated) WILL NOT be considered at the short list stage and will be automatically eliminated from the competition.
    • Candidates should note that the interview process for this appointment may include the delivery of a presentation and may include a test of practical skills.

    Applications must be submitted by the closing date specified through eRecruitment. Any Applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. Late applications will not be accepted.

    Please see the Job Description below for this position.

    Informal enquiries

     about this post should be made to Dr James Hadley, Director of the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, E:


    , and Prof. Omar García, Head of School, E:



    Application queries

    about this post, please email the Recruitment Team at E:  


    and include the Competition ID number in the subject heading.

    At Trinity, we are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. Trinity welcomes applications from all individuals, including those applicants with disabilities, those who may have had non-traditional career paths, those who have taken time out for reasons including family or caring responsibilities. We also welcome international applicants including those whom have been displaced due to war.

    We are ranked 3rd in the world for gender equality (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020) and we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award, recognising our work to advance gender equality. The University is actively pursuing a Silver level award, which it has committed to achieving by 2025. Trinity is committed to supporting the work-life balance and to creating a family-friendly working environment.

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