Want To Be the First Ever Translator-in-Residence at Princeton? Apply now!

Princeton University (more specifically, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, or PIIRS) is inviting applications for a shiny new translator-in-residence position scheduled for the Spring 2018 semester that comes with a salary, office space, and what sounds like relatively light teaching duties: the translator-in-residence will participate in classes offered by the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication and the Program in Creative Writing (rather than organizing classes of their own), along with some mentoring of undergraduate translators. I assume the point is that they’ll spend most of their time working on their own translations. The application deadline is Nov. 30, 2017, with the selected translator to be informed most likely by Dec. 15. Having done graduate work at Princeton in the 90s, I can say with some confidence that it’s a pleasant place to spend time, with some seriously gorgeous spots to take long walks (woods and a canal with a path beside it that stretches for miles and is fun even in the snow), a world-class library, great record and book stores, too many chain boutiques for a town of that size (so it goes), and a really really nice coffee shop. There are much worse places to hang out. You’ll find more information on this position and application guidelines on the Princeton University website.

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