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(Open Rank) Professor of Professional Practice - Localization Management

Middlebury College

Job Description

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) seeks to hire a full-time faculty member to teach in the M.A. program in Translation and Localization Management (TLM). The position will start July 1, 2024 and is open as to rank (assistant, associate, or full). We welcome applications from individuals educated in relevant disciplines or fields of study.

The Middlebury Institute is a professional graduate school with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching, research, and professional engagement, and where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. The TLM program prepares students for professional careers, and our students come from diverse backgrounds, including international and U.S. students who vary in age, prior experience, and type of undergraduate education. MIIS is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. To this end, MIIS recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. MIIS also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.


Essential Functions

  • Develop and deliver courses and curriculum as part of the MA Translation and Localization Management degree program
  • Teach 10 credits (typically 10 weekly contact hours) per semester in courses related to localization management (not translation)
  • Hold weekly office hours, advise and mentor students
  • Attend and contribute to faculty meetings and other events and activities that are essential to the Institute
  • Provide service to the Institute through committee work and other contributions of time and expertise
  • Maintain professional currency and industry expertise through consulting, industry-related research projects, conference participation, workshops and additional training, etc.


General Responsibilities

Faculty members design, develop and deliver excellent learning experience for graduate students to assist their pursuit of professional skills and fulfillment of their career aspirations. They contribute to the advancement of knowledge and practices in professions relevant to the mission of the Institute, and they collaborate and serve to achieve academic excellence in the business of the Institute.



MA in Localization, Business, Marketing, or relevant field

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Familiarity with any of the following areas of expertise: Software development and internationalization, software localization, localization project management, quality management, terminology management and vendor management
  • Experience with CAT/TMS/NMT tools, and website and creative workflows a plus
  • Experience with data and analytics, as well as financial management (especially within the localization industry) a plus
  • Teaching experience, preferably in above-mentioned skill areas
  • Ability to collaborate effectively as a team member
  • Ability to work with graduate students from varied linguistic, educational, and experiential backgrounds
  • High intercultural competency a plus
  • Fluency in a non-English language as first or second language (Chinese preferred)


Extensive experience in the localization industry and in teaching/training; specifically, experience with at least two of the following areas:

  • Software development and internationalization
  • Software localization
  • Localization project management
  • Quality management
  • Terminology management
  • Vendor management

Review of applications will begin in January 2024; the position will remain open until filled. Target start date is July 1, 2024. To apply, please submit a cover letter that describes your areas of expertise and the set of courses you are prepared to teach, a c.v. or resume, a sample of your research or other writing, sample syllabi and course evaluations if available, a statement about practices you would use to foster an inclusive classroom and provide support to the wide range of MIIS students, and two letters of recommendation.


As an employee of Middlebury, you will enjoy being part of a vibrant supportive community in a gorgeous setting. Middlebury offers its employees excellent compensation and competitive benefits, including access to faculty development funding programs, tuition benefits for dependents, health, dental, core life and AD&D, Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent Care and Healthcare), short and long term disability, generous retirement matching, and vision benefits. Employees choose between a Low Deductible PPO or a HDHP with employer HSA contributions up to $2,000 dollars a year.

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