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UW Translation Studies Hub Project Assistant

Open until December 5, 2021. Posted November 23, 2021.


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Job Title:

UW Translation Studies Hub Project Assistant

Date Posted:

November 23, 2021

Closing Date:

December 5, 2021

Number Available:



$23.00 per hour.


4-5 hours per week.

About the position:

The Translation Studies Hub, a Simpson Center for the Humanities funded project at the University of Washington, Seattle, seeks a project assistant to provide support for the initiative's activities over the course of Academic Year 2021-2022. The Translation Studies Hub exists to coalesce energies among multidisciplinary translation studies scholars on campus, work toward the creation of a graduate certificate in translation studies, and organize and disseminate information about activities related to translation on campus and in the broader community.

To those ends, the project assistant will play a key role in fostering a community of translation studies scholars, producing and disseminating translation-related newsletter content, participating in the organization of translation studies events, and otherwise assisting the three faculty leads on the project.

    • Track and promote significant events and news in translation studies occurring locally and regionally and feature these among regular posts to the Translation Studies Hub (TSH) twitter account, other social media, and e-mail listserv.
    • Maintain and update the TSH web pages.
    • Produce and disseminate the quarterly TSH newsletter.
    • Research, conduct and write up interviews with individuals prominent in translation studies for inclusion in the TSH newsletter.
    • Participate in organizing translation studies events.
    • Advance the visibility of the TSH in other ways as requested.

    Required Qualifications:

    • B.A./B.S. degree
    • Experience using marketing and social-media platforms such as Mailchimp, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.
    • Strong written communication skills, including the ability to write for both scholarly and wider public audiences.
    • Excellent organizational skills.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Strong layout/design skills in both print and digital formats, such as digital newsletters, flyers, and websites.
    • Scholarly, professional, or avocational interest in translation

    Application Process:

    1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred.
      • Resumé
      • Cover letter
    2. Activate UW G Suite for your NetID if you have not already done so.
    3. Log in to the Google forms site with your UW NetID account to fill out an application form and upload your resumé and cover letter.

    Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

    For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:

    Erik Dahl