Announcement for TAs

Please be aware that on July 15, 2015, we will dispose of anything in the TA offices left over from previous years. This includes all paperwork from past courses as well as any personal items. Summer TA’s, if you have items that you would like to continue to keep in your offices, please email me.

If you have any additional questions, let me know.


Alice M. Salazar / Graduate Coordinator
University of Texas at Dallas / School of Arts & Humanities
P 972.883.2756 / F 972.883.2989

For first timers on the job market

An article at Chronicle Vitae by Karen Kelsky, “academic career coach at “The Professor is In.”

She enumerates “some of the many things that you can expect as a first-timer on the faculty market,” starting with:

  • You can expect the competition to be fierce. In many fields you may find very, very few tenure-track openings for which you can apply. In certain humanities fields, the number of positions advertised over the course of the entire job cycle in 2015-16 may be in the single digits.
  • You can expect to receive little or no acknowledgment of your applications from departments. You may well never be told that you have been removed from consideration.
  • You can expect to depend on the Jobs Wiki for information on the progress of searches.
  • You can expect to be competing against people with many years of teaching and publishing experience, including some tenure-track assistant professors. Some of them will have an advantage over you.
  • You can expect to be competitive, even as a first timer (and/or as an A.B.D.), if you have an impressive record of sole/first-author peer-reviewed publishing and experience teaching on your own (as opposed to a TA gig). You will also need to have presented papers at major conferences and have excellent recommendation letters.

– See more at:

Hooding Spring 2015

I have posted some pictures from the event on Flickr . You can see them here

The Spring 2015 PhD recipients in the School of Arts & Humanities were:

Sherry Segovia (ATEC)
Lillian Albritton (HUAS)
Donovan Hufnagle (HUAS)
Giraud Polite (HUAS)
Wei Shao (HUAS)
Latoya Watkins (HUAS)
Jennifer Hudson (HUHI)
John McCaa (HUHI)
Brent Thorn (HUHI)
George Henson (HUSL)
Lourdes Molina (HUSL)
Shelby Vincent (HUSL)


New Director of the Holocaust Center

Dr. Nils Roemer has been appointed as director of the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Roemer, the Stan and Barbara Rabin Professor in Holocaust Studies, succeeds Dr. Abby Kratz, who recently was appointed to lead the University’s new Office of Institutional Scholarship Administration.

“It has been a tremendous privilege to be a part of the center since arriving at UT Dallas almost 10 years ago,” Roemer said. “I am thrilled to assume the role as director and help maintain its zenith trajectory as a nationally and internationally recognized Center of Holocaust Studies.

“Together with my colleagues Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth and Dr. David Patterson, and an incredibly supportive advisory board, I will endeavor to guide the center’s ever more important role at UT Dallas and in the Dallas Metroplex.”

Roemer’s research focuses on modern European and Jewish history, and the Holocaust. He teaches courses and offers graduate supervision in the School of Arts and Humanities.

The Ackerman Center, which serves UT Dallas students and the larger community, was created through a gift from the Edward and Wilhelmina Ackerman Foundation. Faculty research is supported through the Leah and Paul Lewis Chair in Holocaust Studies, the Hillel A. Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies and the Barbara and Stan Rabin Professorship in Holocaust Studies.

The center offers undergraduate and graduate courses, a graduate certificate in Holocaust Studies, and PhD and graduate fellowships. The center hosts the annual Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series.

The center also is home to the Arnold A. Jaffe Holocaust Library Collection, a book, video and electronic materials resource for scholars of Holocaust studies and for the broader public.

from the UT Dallas News Center