Fall 2019 Deadlines

Important Deadlines

Deadlines for Proposals, Defenses, and Final Submissions

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 a Word-compatible email attachment sent to Alice Salazar Presti. All signature pages must be submitted in hard copy.


Fall 2019

August 5 Last day to submit completed and signed form (with reading list) for independent study.
August 7 Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A&H Office (for GSC consideration on 21 August).  (This is the last date for proposals from MA students expecting to graduate in the Fall semester.)
August 27 Applications for Graduation due in Galaxy (To activate application, please email Pia for MA or Alice for PhD).
September 23 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.
September 25 Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A&H Office (for GSC consideration on 9 October). (Students submitting proposals on this date will graduate in spring or later semesters.)
October 8 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 22 Last day to request oral exam of Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations.
October 30 Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A&H Office (for GSC consideration on 13 November). (Students submitting Proposals on this date will graduate in spring or later semesters.)
November 5 Last day to hold oral defense of Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations.
November 14 Last day to upload Dissertations for final review by the Graduate Education Office.
November 19 Last day for final submission of Portfolios (to the A&H office).
Last day to upload Thesis for review by the Graduate Education Office.
TBD Doctoral Hooding Ceremony & Fall Commencement.

Jobs – adjunct positions Philosophy at Mountain View College

Mountain View College, in SW Dallas, has daytime adjunct teaching positions in Philosophy available this fall and spring, both on campus and for dual-credit in high schools.

Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics are available at $2324 per section.  No office hours or committee work required.  Contact Debbie Nichols at dnichols@dcccd.edu.


(Remember, to be hired as an adjunct at a CC, you need an MA and 18 graduate hours in the discipline).

Job Ad – Clinical Assistant Professor Humanities

Clinical Assistant Professor of Humanities
Languages & Cultures (#12870)

The Languages & Cultures faculty in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts on the Downtown Phoenix Campus at Arizona State University invites applications for a Clinical Assistant
Professor of Humanities for the 2019‐2020 academic year. The successful candidate will provide instruction in the areas of English, Philosophy, History, Religious Studies, African America Studies, Latin American Studies, and/or Women’s Studies that assist students in
the Languages and Cultures programs at Arizona State University. Languages and Cultures course assignments are at the undergraduate level, and may occur in a variety of modalities (online, hybrid on‐ground,). The successful candidate will be actively engaged in curriculum development that advances the mission of the CSRD. The successful candidate will bridge the humanities curriculum within Languages and Cultures with the programming, pedagogical and scholarly initiatives and community partnerships of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy. This position carries an expectation of robust affiliation with the CSRD and leadership on pedagogical, curricular, and research initiatives that advance the mission of the CSRD to facilitate innovative and transformative scholarship and engagement across disciplines and communities. The course load is determined by the faculty head and typically consists of four (4) courses a semester. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in service to the institution and profession as appropriate. This is a full‐time, benefits‐eligible, non‐tenure eligible position renewable on an academic year basis contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Salary is competitive commensurate with experience. Candidate must reside in Arizona, or be willing to relocate. For more information, please visit https://cisa.asu.edu/.

Required Qualifications:
▪ PhD in a humanities discipline
▪ Ability to teach in more than one humanities discipline
▪ Excellent written and spoken communication skills
▪ Demonstrated commitment to meet the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities
▪ Post‐secondary teaching excellence
▪ Experience in curriculum design and creating instructional, assessment materials for courses in field
▪ Experience integrating innovative digital technologies into curriculum to enhance student learning

Desired Qualifications:
▪ At least four years of post‐secondary teaching experience in the Humanities
▪ Experience working with “at risk” first‐year, underrepresented groups, and/or first‐generation college students
▪ Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
▪ Recognized curriculum development expertise
▪ Experience teaching online and hybrid courses
▪ Experience implementing innovative teaching methods (e.g., project based, contract grading, anti‐racist pedagogies)
▪ Experience working on digital humanities projects
▪ Research publications related to profession
▪ Significant service and professional contributions to the profession
▪ Evidence of creating community partnerships
▪ Experience in coordinating public programs that bridge university and external communities
▪ Evidence of successful grant application
▪ Evidence of professional development activities
▪ Experience planning and presenting publicly‐facing programming
▪ Experience working in a collaborative environment within and across disciplines

Application Procedure:
To apply, visit https://cisa.asu.edu/jobs and upload your application as one combined .pdf document under job number 12870. Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications must contain:
1. A letter of interest outlining their teaching, programming, research and grant agenda, and qualifications and experience as it
relates to the position
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Teaching statement including philosophy
4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course syllabi, assignments, examples of integration of technology with curriculum,
5. Information for three professional references (their position, title, e‐mail, phone number)

The application deadline is 5/15/2019 at 5pm; and if not filled, then every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. Official Transcripts required prior to first day of employment. A background check is required prior to employment. For technical assistance with your application contact cisahr@asu.edu, for position‐related questions contact Dr. Jacqueline Martinez, Search Committee Chair, at jmartinez@asu.edu

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See ASU’s complete non‐discrimination statement at https://asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html; see ASU’s Title IX policy at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/)
General Information: Arizona State University is a comprehensive public research university named #1 in the United States for innovation for the fourth consecutive year, (https://asunow.asu.edu/20180909‐asu‐news‐ranked‐most‐innovative‐US‐school‐fourthtime) followed by #2 Georgia State and #3 MIT. We measure our success not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve. ASU’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts is home to innovative teachers who are guided by educational access, student success, applied learning, and interdisciplinary inquiry. CISA has over 7,300 students in all levels of degree programs and over 200 faculty members. We understand there are many paths to achieving a university education, and we build undergraduate and graduate degree programs and pathways that are flexible and relevant for a rapidly changing world. To learn more about ASU and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts go to: http://about.asu.edu/ and http://cisa.asu.edu #12870




Ursuline Academy seeks full time Social Studies teacher

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • bachelor’s degree in History, a Social Science, or related field; advanced degree in education and/or content area preferred
  • at least two years teaching experience in the Social Sciences and in-depth knowledge of subject matter
  • flexibility to teach a wide range of Social Studies courses. Ideally, experience in Psychology and AP Psychology.
  • a positive, professional, collaborative work style
  • the ability to educate in an engaging manner
  • an enthusiasm for collaboration and participation in a community of learners who are excited to grow and engage in giving and receiving feedback
  • the dedication to ensure the spirit and life of the school mission

In addition to classroom responsibilities, full-time teachers at Ursuline Academy serve as advisors, actively participate in non-academic student activities such as moderating clubs, chaperoning events, and student supervision, and enthusiastically pursue professional development opportunities as they join a Catholic, independent school culture.

Teaching experience in a Catholic and/or independent school and/or all girls’ environment and the ability to teach other sciences and/or math classes is strongly preferred.

Founded in 1874, Ursuline Academy of Dallas is an independent Catholic, college preparatory school for young women sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters. The mission of Ursuline Academy is the total development of the individual student through spiritual formation, intellectual growth, service to others, and building of community.

Contact: Interested applicants should download the Employment Application and Background Check forms, and then email the completed forms along with a resume, letters of reference, cover letter and transcripts of undergraduate or graduate work to employment@ursulinedallas.org.



Nevada Teacher Corps summer jobs

Our final Nevada Teacher Corps application deadline is April 30th, and we’re excited to soon welcome a new group of Fellows coming to teach in Las Vegas schools. Our program is specifically designed for individuals without a background in education who are searching for an opportunity to make an impact in our most underserved communities. We’re looking for candidates from all majors!

As an educator yourself, I’m hoping you’ll be able to help me identify some of your students who could be exceptional future educators one last time!  Would you be able to pass the information below on to your students? We’ve had 2019 Fellows applicants from University of Texas at Dallas and would love to add a few more before our pre-service training program begins on May 28.

Please feel free to give out my email address and direct people to our website. We also have an informational NTC one-pager that can be shared or displayed for potential applicants to review.

Thanks so much for your support this year!


Kate Batch
Recruitment Associate
Nevada Teacher Corps

After graduation, how will you launch a high-impact career?

Nevada Teacher Corps trains recent college grads to become exceptional, certified elementary school teachers in Las Vegas. After successful completion of summer training, Fellows begin teaching in the 2019-2020 school year, earning a full salary and benefits while receiving direct coaching, licensure coursework, and support.

LEARN MORE AND APPLY before our final April 30th deadline.


Summer 2019 Deadlines

Summer 2019 deadlines

N.B.:  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.

May 1
Independent Study registration deadline – summer

May 15
Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, Casebooks, and Dissertations due in the A & H Office (for GSC consideration on 30 May  (This is the only submission date for M.A. students wishing to graduate in the Summer 2019 semester. Enrollment in the Summer or Fall semester is required for all submissions.)

May 21
The last day for regular registration
May 21
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.
May 28
Last day for submission of final draft of portfolios and theses to all members of the supervising committee. Master’s students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.
June 11
Graduation applications dueJune 21
Last day to request oral defense of portfolios, theses, and dissertations.

July 5
Last day to hold oral defense of portfolios, theses, and dissertations.

For additional university deadlines for dissertations and theses, see information from the Office of Graduate Education’s website.

July 26
Last day for final submission of portfolio (to the A&H Office).

Independent studies registration deadline – Fall


Links to: Summer 2019 Academic Calendar & Summer 2019 course schedule

Contact Information:

  • Pia Jakobsson, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, graduate advisor (pia.jakobsson@utdallas.edu): Program information and advising, registration for organized courses, holds, academic probation and MA graduation application activation
  • Alice Presti, Graduate Coordinator, presti@utdallas.edu: field exams, defenses, independent study registration, portfolio, thesis, and dissertation proposals, Ph.D. graduation application activation, registration for dissertation hours (email request).
    • Registration for Independent Study: Students must supply a formatted reading list. The form and lists should be printed, and the student and the supervising professor need to sign the form. Then it can be scanned and emailed or dropped off in JO 4.510, completed.
  • Julia Maddox, Graduate Admissions Coordinator jxm171830@utdallas.edu: Foreign language exams, teaching assistantships (TA’s), Armstrong Fellowship applications, admissions applications

To request an official appointment with Pia, Alice, or Julia, click here.

Please send your email request from your UTD email account.  Due to FERPA and UTD policy, we are unable to reply to non-UTD email inquiries and requests.  It would also be helpful to include “Registration Request – Semester – 2019” in the subject field of your email.  This will avoid delays and oversights when it comes to time-sensitive registration requests.

After registration, please check in Orion that everything is as expected and refer to the academic calendar http://www.utdallas.edu/academiccalendar/ for changes, payments, and other deadlines. Note that it is the student’s responsibility to confirm enrollment and withdrawal to avoid late fees or other penalties.

Alumna performance

Dear UTD Professors and Colleagues-

I am a recent master’s graduate from UTD in Arts & Humanities and I have a wonderful project that I would like to share with all of you.  I began a Fine Arts program at a local private Islamic school about 4 years ago and this weekend we are very excited to be performing an experimental absurdist theater piece by Egyptian playwright, Alfred Farag at the Dallas Museum of Art in the Horchow Auditorium in conjunction with both their Egyptian and Kier collection.  It is a piece that I believe deserves scholarly recognition and Brighter Horizons Academy has many student’s at UTD currently and as alumni.  We would love your or any of your student’s presence.

Details are attached in the link below.  The 35 minute performance will be followed by a short Q and A.  It is FREE to the public.

Performance: Sunday Feb. 3rd at 3pm
Dallas Museum of Art – Horchow Auditorium 


Thank you very much for your time,

Kristin Colaneri

Fine Arts Instructor/Coordinator
Brighter Horizons Academy

Literature Tutor with ESL Support Needed in Dallas

We work with New Oasis International Education, to provide tutoring to international students. I’m looking for a tutor for a New Oasis student who needs help with her 10th grade literature class and some ESL support

Tutoring location: at school or at host family (host family address: xxxx Longfellow Dr. Dallas, TX 75230)

How many hours per session: 1.5 hours per week, 28.5 hours in total

Schedule available: The school is hoping ideally the tutor could go to campus for tutoring, and they are hoping to get a sense of the tutor’s schedule to see if they could fit it into the student’s class schedule; if not, she will be available for in-home tutoring at host family every weekday between 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm except Tuesday.
Rate: $30.00/Hour

Best regards,

Idalia Gastelum
Parliament Ed, Program Coordinator


Tel 877.873.0511
Fax 888.260.4765

Job – contract writer

Seeking full-time contract writer for a year-long marketing project, writing long-form content for colleges and universities. Our ideal candidate has:

  • An engaging writing style
  • Some experience with SEO (we do white hat, no keyword stuffing around here!)
  • Professional writing experience, including content for digital audiences
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Higher education experience preferred (meaning you understand how academic programs work)

This will be a quick-hire situation, so if you’re interested please hop on it. Just send your questions and your resume to robin.myrick@academicpartnerships.com, preferably by the end of business on Monday, January 28th.  Thanks A&H grads!

Robin Myrick, MFA
SEO Writer, Content Marketing
600 N. Pearl St, Suite 900
South Tower
Dallas, TX 75201
P: 214-210-3997

On focus

To focus is hard when there are distractions everywhere, but graduate work requires predictable and extended focus. Here are some suggestions for tools and practices that can help:

  • Divide each project in smaller pieces so you know what you are supposed to accomplish in each step. Make a list (or several) and check things off to see yourself making progress.
  • Do one thing at a time. Multitasking is not efficient and trains your brain to look for distractions.
  • Remove external distractions (close your email and other unnecessary browser windows, turn off your phone and close the door)
  • Schedule time to read and write on your calendar and then keep your appointments with yourself. Learn what the minimum chunk of time is that you need to get work done (if the chunk is too short, it is difficult to remember where you are and get into the work). Learn what the maximum chunk of time is that you can stay productive (and remember it might depend on what you are doing).  Regular shorter chunks of time tend to be more useful than rare and very long ones (if it is a month before your next “appointment” you will have forgotten what you did the last time).

  • If you have a longer period of time set aside, make room for short breaks – to get more coffee, go to the restroom, play a round of candy-crush, or check your email – but set a time limit, maybe with a timer.
  • Consider finding some music that does not distract you, but gives you a good rhythm to work with. Instrumental music often works best, but lyrics in a language you do not understand can also work.
  • Practice focus regularly, by forcing yourself to finish smaller projects (reading a whole article rather than just the headlines, ironing or folding all the laundry or doing all the dishes rather than just a small portion).
  • Eat, sleep, and exercise – taking care of your body will help your mind.

ADD your suggestions in the comments.



Forest – an app that “disables” your phone to grow a tree while you work on other things http://auroragambit.wixsite.com/gambit/single-post/2016/12/20/How-to-not-look-at-your-phone-while-doing-homework

Headspace – a meditation app that helps you practice focus https://www.headspace.com/?ref=producthunt



Arvo Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel

Frédéric Chopin – Nocturnes

Erik Satie – Gymnopédies

John Williams – plays Bach (or almost anything else)