Writing Center Supervisor Open Position at UT Dallas

The position requires a Master’s degree; some of you in the doctoral program may be interested:

The UT Dallas Student Success Center is excited to be taking applications for its Writing Center Supervisor.  To read more about the position, click on this link: https://jobs.utdallas.edu/postings/5610.

We are making some exciting changes to grow the UT Dallas Writing Center and want a dynamic leader ready to take on a growing student population.  This position will supervise 3 full time staff members as well as student tutors.

Please feel free to email me with questions! Julie.murphy@utdallas.edu

Julie

Julie C. Murphy
Director | Student Success Center
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Road, MC 24 | Richardson, TX 75080
MC 1.302 | (972) 883-6850
www.utdallas.edu/studentsuccess

 

Fall 2016 Deadlines for Proposals, Submissions, and Defenses

Please note:  All proposals should be submitted to your individual committee members for their approval at least one week before the submission deadline. (Earlier submission to the committee is strongly advised.)  Otherwise, you cannot expect faculty members to read and approve drafts in time to meet deadlines.

All proposals must be submitted as an email attachment sent to alice.presti@utdallas.edu. All signature pages and proposals must be submitted in hard copy.

 August 10

Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A & H Office (for GSC consideration on 24 August).

(This is the last date for proposals from MA students expecting to graduate in the fall semester.)

August 30

Applications for Graduation due (please email Pia for MA or Alice for PhD, to activate application).

September 28

Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A & H Office  (for GSC consideration on 12 October).

(Students submitting proposals on this date will graduate in summer or later semesters.)

September 28

Last day for submission of final draft of dissertations to all members of the supervising committee.  Doctoral students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.

October 12

Last day for submission of final draft of portfolios or theses to all members of the supervising committee.  Master’s students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.

October 26

Last day to request oral defense of portfolios, theses, and dissertations. Requests for defenses of portfolios must be made to the A&H office. Requests for defenses of theses and dissertations must be made by 12:00 noon to the Office of the Graduate Dean, UTD.

November 2

Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A & H Office (for GSC consideration on 16 November).

(Students submitting proposals on this date will graduate in summer or later semesters.)

November 9

Last day to hold oral defense of portfolios, theses, and dissertations.

November 23

Last day for final submission of dissertations  (by 12 noon to the Office of the Graduate Dean).

November 30

Last day for final submission of theses (by 12 noon to the Office of the Graduate Dean) and portfolios (by 12 noon to the A & H office).

Trauma Debriefing Counseling at the Women’s Center

Counseling at the GWC is available for any student, staff or faculty member needing one-on-one processing around the recent shooting deaths in Dallas and our country. Feel free to contact 972-883-6555 to make an appointment or email us at womenscenter@utdallas.edu. Information about trauma, coping with crisis and tips for talking to children after traumatic events can be accessed through the Child Care & Life Resources link, accessible through your UT Dallas Galaxy portal, under My Menu.

Things you can do today!
* Check in on your peers, co-workers and colleagues, ask how they are doing.
* Report bias/hate incidents to any of our campus colleagues at – UT Dallas Police Department, http://www.utdallas.edu/police/, Dean of Students Office, http://www.utdallas.edu/deanofstudents/, The Student Counseling Center, http://www.utdallas.edu/counseling/, UT Dallas Multicultural Center, http://www.utdallas.edu/multicultural/, Title IX at UT Dallas, http://www.utdallas.edu/oiec/title-ix/, Office of Diversity & Community Engagement, http://www.utdallas.edu/diversity/, Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance, http://www.utdallas.edu/oiec/.
* Reach out if you need help!

  • Galerstein Women’s Center Staff

Princeton University Fellowships

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
SOCIETY OF FELLOWS
IN THE LIBERAL ARTS
Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2017-2020
Application postmark deadline: September 15, 2016
The Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2017-2020 fellowship competition.
Four fellowships will be awarded:
Open Fellowship in any discipline represented in the Society
Fellowship in Humanistic Studies
Fellowship in LGBT Studies
Fellowship in Race and/or Ethnicity Studies
Applicants may apply for one or more fellowship(s) pertinent to their research and teaching. Please see our website
( http://www.princeton.edu/sf/fellowships/ ) for eligibility, fellowship descriptions, application guidelines, and relevant disciplines. Hosted jointly by the Humanities Council and academic departments, Postdoctoral Fellows pursue their research, attend a weekly fellows’ seminar, and teach half time as Lecturers for a term of three years. In each of the first two years, Fellows
typically teach one course each semester. In their third year, Fellows teach only one  course while remaining in residence in Princeton.
The salary for 2017-2018 will be approximately $84,500. Fellows must reside in or near Princeton during the academic year. Non U.S. citizens may apply. Recipients of doctoral degrees in Education, Jurisprudence, and holders of Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University are not eligible. Candidates may apply only once to the Princeton Society of Fellows’ competition.
Selection is based on scholarly achievement and evidence of unusual promise; range and quality of teaching experience; and potential contributions to an interdisciplinary community. The Society of Fellows seeks a diverse and international pool of applicants and especially welcomes candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.
A candidate holding the Ph.D. at the time of application must have received the degree after January 1, 2015 . A candidate not yet holding the Ph.D. must have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half) at the time of application, and include a letter from the department chair confirming such progress toward degree. Successful candidates must fulfill all requirements for the Ph.D., including filing of the dissertation, by June 15, 2017.
See website for details.
Candidates are asked to submit an online application form and to mail the complete dossier, postmarked by September 15, 2016, to:
Princeton University
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
Search Committee
10 Joseph Henry House
Princeton, NJ 08544
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

Robert S Nelsen Scholarship

Nominations are now being taken for candidates to receive the Robert Nelsen  Scholarship in Creative Writing. The award is available to any student, presently enrolled on a full or part-time basis and seeking a degree in the School of Arts and Humanities and who has a demonstrated interest or is active in creative writing. The award is competitive and will be made each year. Amounts of the award will vary. Awardees will be selected by a committee appointed by the Dean of Arts and Humanities.

Nominations may be made by any faculty member or students may nominate themselves. The award is based on considerations of both need and merit.

Nominees must complete a form (attached) and submit the form to Dr. John Gooch, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, jcg053000@utdallas.edu, , by July 15. Application forms may be submitted in hard or electronic copy or via FAX, but they must be signed. In future, the dates for nomination deadline will occur earlier in the academic year. Multiple awards may be made in any given year. Notification of awardees will be announced on or before the commencement of the Fall 2016 term; in future, announcements will be made sooner in the academic year.

Please do not by shy about self-nomination or about nominating a worthy candidate.

Note: Student who are already receiving the maximum financial aid via TAships, scholarships, fellowships, grants, or other institutional awards are not eligible for this scholarship. Students who are not successful in their bid for this award may apply in subsequent years without prejudice.

LGBTQIA Support – Vigil tonight

Dear Colleagues,

The GWC staff and the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement are troubled by the attacks on the LGBTQIA community in Orlando/Pulse. While we strive to build campus allies for the LGBTQIA community, please know that the Safe Zone Ally community is ready and willing to support and provide resources for you.  Look for the Safe Zone Ally sticker visibly displayed throughout the campus and reach out for help.

On Wednesday evening from 8:00pm-9:15pm, Rainbow Guard & Pride will be painting the Spirit Rocks, as well as holding a campus vigil.

We invite staff and faculty to gather at the GWC for a separate session on Thursday, June 16, from 11:30am-12:30pm.

Counseling is available for any student or staff needing one-on-one processing around this tragedy.  Feel free to contact 972-883-6555 to make an appointment.

Galerstein Women’s Center
Office of Diversity & Community Engagement

 

New guide for dissertations

I just wanted to make you aware of changes happening in the office of Graduate Studies under Dean Underwood. The whole website has been restructured and, in particular, the Guide for Theses and Dissertations has been revised. Among other changes, faculty committees now have the option to approve dissertations in MLA, Chicago, or Turabian style, as they deem appropriate.

For more information, please see http://www.utdallas.edu/ogs/current_students/dissertation_and_thesis/

MA Humanities portfolios should still be in MLA or Turabian style, and MA History theses in Chicago style.

One Year, Temporary, Visiting Assistant Professor in British Literature Before 1900

The Department of English at the University of Central Oklahoma invites applications for a one-year, temporary, Visiting Assistant Professor in British Literature before 1900 to begin in August 2016. Applicants with any area of specialization before 1900 are encouraged to apply. PhD in English required. The Department of English at UCO is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse faculty, and we strive to make all feel welcome.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester. Primary teaching responsibilities may include British literature survey courses, upper-division and master’s-level courses in any period of British Literature before 1900, and English composition. Additional responsibilities may include serving on master’s thesis and exam committees.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2016, with a specialization in any period of British literature before 1900.

Required Documents:
Online faculty application with cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three professional references, academic writing sample, and degree transcripts for all degrees are required. Additional documentation may be requested at a later date.

Compensation:
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits eligible.

Contact Information:
Applicants may submit materials at the following website: https://jobs.uco.edu. Please contact Dr. Matthew Hollrah, chairperson of the English Department, at mhollrah@uco.edu or 405-974-5614 with questions.

Sincerely,

Matthew W. Hollrah, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Chairperson
English Department
University of Central Oklahoma
Office Phone: 405-974-5614

Summer 2016 deadlines

N.B.:  All proposals should be submitted to your individual committee members for their approval at least one week before the submission deadline. (Earlier submission to the committee is strongly advised.)  Otherwise, you cannot expect faculty members to read and approve drafts in time to meet deadlines.

 
All proposals must be submitted as a Word-compatible email attachment sent to alice.presti@utdallas.edu . All signature pages must be submitted in hard copy.

18 May
Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A & H Office (for GSC consideration on 1 June).

(This is the only submission date for M.A. students wishing to graduate in the Summer 2016 semester. Enrollment in Summer or Fall semester is required for all submissions.)

27 May
Last day for submission of final draft of dissertations to all members of the supervising committee.  Doctoral students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.

3 June
Applications for Graduation due

10 June
Last day for submission of final draft of portfolios and theses to all members of the supervising committee.  M.A. students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.

24 June – 12:00 noon
Last day for requests for oral defense of dissertations, theses, and portfolios

8 July
Last day for defense of dissertations, theses, and portfolios

22 July – 12:00 noon
Last day for final submissions of dissertations to Office of Graduate Dean

29 July
Last day for final submissions of theses (to the Office of the Graduate Dean) and portfolios  (to the A & H Office)

Compass Alternative Teacher Certification

Dallas ISD Compass Alternative Certification Teacher Academy is looking for outstanding individuals to become part of the Compass Intern cohort, an alternative route teacher certification program. The Compass program is a highly-selective program that trains talented graduates to become high performing teachers for Dallas students who need them most.

We realize that many graduating students are beginning to think about their post college career. As  someone who works closely with some of our nation’s brightest and most ambitious college students, the simplest and most effective way to help seniors and alumni explore the Compass program is through you and your staff.

Please take three minutes to:

  • Forward the email below to your students, faculty and department list serves. To be eligible to apply, a bachelor’s degree is required, but an education degree is not.
  • Refer your students and alumni to our website, http://www.dallasisd.org/Page/34047, to apply to teach or help share information about this opportunity.
  • Refer students and alumni who you think will be a great teacher by sharing their contact information here: refer a teacher form.  We’ll contact them directly with more information about the program and answer any questions they have.

Incentives to becoming an intern with Compass include:

  • A salary starting at $50,000.
  • A bilingual stipend of $3,000 (for bilingual teachers only)
  • The opportunity to grow professionally and earn up to $90,000 as a Master Teacher under the Teacher Excellence Initiative
  • In addition to your salary, DISD offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to teachers, including medical, dental, life insurance, and paid vacation time
  • Dallas is a fantastic dynamic, and diverse place to live and work!
  • Most importantly—a chance to make a real difference in the lives of students who need it most

Feel free to contact me with any additional questions you may have.  Thank you, in advance, for your help and for your time.

Warm Regards,

Dominique McCain

Senior Talent Leader, Compass Alternative Certification

Dallas ISD