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Career Fairs

UT Austin Liberal Arts students are invited to attend a variety of career fairs, including the following spotlighted events. View the campus-wide career fair calendar to explore other events and to determine whether you are eligible to attend.



Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: The Texas Union – Ballroom
Attire: Professional Attire Required (no jeans, shorts, running shoes/sneakers or flip flops; visit our Dress for Success page to learn more about professional attire.)
Co-Hosted By: Liberal Arts Council
Research: Explore the list of attending employers and the positions they are offering – View attending employers here

All Majors Welcome!

Prep Assistance for Liberal Arts Majors:



Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: The Texas Union – Ballroom
All Majors Welcome!

Explore event webpage here.

Career Planning with Dr. Mrim Boutla

Career Planning with Dr. Mrim Boutla

When: February 3, 2015
Where: Avaya Auditorium
RSVP online »
Special Note: Dr. Boutla asks that you both a.) register and complete the MTMCareers career assessments in advance of the workshop to maximize your experience and b.) bring your laptop to the session.

Event Details Join Dr. Mrim Boutla for a workshop designed to help Ph.D. students and postdocs get clear, get connected, and get hired for career opportunities beyond academia. This session, titled Off-Track: Charting your Post-Ph.D. Career Path Beyond Academia, will focus on strategies you can use to get clear about your goals and transferable skills, get connected with like minded professionals and get hired for the types of opportunities that best fit you. This workshop will include examples from Dr. Mrim Boutla’s own transition from cognitive neuroscience to career coaching to social entrepreneurship, as well as case studies from other PhDs who have leveraged their transferable skills to build intellectually and financially rewarding careers across sectors. Whether you want to compete for tenure-track jobs or explore nonacademic paths, attending this workshop will help you learn more about the many options you have to put your Ph.D. skills to work.

Topics Include:

About Dr. Boutla  Dr. Mrim Boutla is a cognitive neuroscientist turned career coach and social entrepreneur. Her PhD and postdoctoral research in brain plasticity have been published in peer-reviewed journals including Nature Neuroscience, Cognition, and Cerebral Cortex. Over the past decade, Dr. Boutla has used her cognitive neuroscience background to help students and professionals secure jobs that match their skills, as well as their life and career priorities. She started out as a career coach for PhDs and liberal arts graduates at Brown University. She then served as the career coach for international students and entrepreneurial management MBA students at the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University). In 2010 Dr. Boutla co-founded MTMCareers with Dr. Mark Albion (Faculty Founder of Net Impact). The MTMCareers elearning platform combines coaching and resources to help impact leaders get clear, get connected, and get hired faster for jobs that maximize meaning and money. MTMCareers has deployed their elearning platform across over 30 campuses in the US, and has received the 2013 AshokaU/Cordes Award for Social Innovation. Dr. Boutla earned her Bsc in Psychology from the Université Catholique de Louvain, and her MA and PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester.

TA and AI Campus Safety and Security presentation

The role of the TAs and AIs is critical to the safety of the campus.  Therefore, the Campus Safety and Security Team puts on a presentation specifically for TAs and AIs each semester.  We ask that the Graduate Advisors and Coordinators assist with encouraging all TAs and AIs to attend the session below.  The session takes about an hour and there will be time for Q&A after the presentation.

TA and AI Campus Safety and Security presentation

Date:  Tuesday, February 10th

Time:  3:30 – 5 PM

Location:  Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302)

Thank you,

Beth Woods

Executive Assistant

Office of the Associate Vice President for Campus Safety and Security

The University of Texas at Austin

(512) 471-5767

TA Position Opening (Japanese language course)

TA Position Opening (Japanese language course) 英語の後に日本語の案内がございます。
The Japanese program at Department of Asian Studies invites applications for the position of TA to teach a Japanese language course (Japanese I) beginning in Fall 2015. The position is renewable contingent upon the quality of performance and funding availability. No teaching experience is required, although preference will be given to candidates with relevant training and/or experience.

If you are interested in the position, please send us your application as soon as possible. We will start reviewing applications on Monday, March 23, 2015. “TA/AI Application” form and additional information available at: <>

1) Native or near native proficiency in Japanese
2) At least a 3.0 graduate grade-point average (n/a for new students)
3) Full-time graduate student
4) No more than two grades of X (temporary incomplete) or one grade of X and one grade of I (permanent incomplete) (n/a for new students)

An average of 20 hours per week of teaching, grading, office hours, etc.

International students will have to complete the ITA workshop, which is offered online.

Please send all application materials to:

Salwa Uzri, Department of Asian Studies, WCH 4.134 (G9300)

University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX 78712

Please contact Tomoko Sakuma <> if you have any inquiry.

We look forward to your application.

Lecturers of Japanese
Asian Studies


テキサス大学の日本語プログラムでは、2015年秋学期から日本語のTA(Teaching Assistant)ができる方を募集しています。興味があり、下記の条件を満たしている方は、こちらのリンクから応募要項を確認の上、ご応募ください。3月23日(月)から書類選考を始めます。2015年秋に入学予定の方も応募できます。




2)GPA 3.0以上


4)X (temporary incomplete)が2つ以下であること。または、Xが1つ、I(permanent incomplete)が1つまで。


仕事(teaching, grading, office hours, etc.)は、週平均20時間です。

また、Internations Studentの方は、仕事を始める前に、オンラインでITA workshopをしていただきます。

応募書類は、Salwa Uzriに送付してください。

Salwa Uzri, Department of Asian Studies, WCH 4.134 (G9300)

University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX 78712






Sanger Learning Center workshops for teaching assistants

The Sanger Learning Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning are excited to announce two new professional development opportunities for Graduate Teaching Assistants in non-teaching roles. While AI’s and TA’s leading discussions have access to a variety of training and support resources through CTL, the University currently does not have many offerings for TA’s whose duties consist mostly of grading and one-on-one communication with students. In response to this need, we are piloting a free program specifically for TA’s in the College of Liberal Arts.


Lesley Eblen Taylor

Learning Specialist, Sanger Learning Center

The University of Texas at Austin

Flawn Academic Center 338M



Workshop: Mastering TA-to-Student Communication

Do you sometimes feel that you and your students are speaking two different languages? Have you ever wondered whether your students actually read those comments that you spend hours writing in the margins of their essays? This 90-minute workshop will help you maximize both the efficiency and the effectiveness of your communication with students. Discussion topics will include the following:

  • Using minimal marking to manage your grading load
  • Using e-mail to make your life easier, not harder
  • Navigating complaints, grade disputes, and other sticky situations
  • Communicating clearly and professionally with first-year students

If you are interested in this workshop, please click the link below to provide us with your contact information and availability. We will schedule the workshop based on TA preferences, and we will contact you directly once the date and time have been set.

Click here to sign up:

Micro-Teach Seminar

If you are looking for an opportunity to polish your classroom teaching skills, this seminar is for you. Our micro-teach sessions will allow you to encounter a variety of instructional strategies, practice classroom teaching techniques, and receive constructive feedback on your presentation skills. Over the course of 3 90-minute sessions, you will observe teaching demonstrations from colleagues in various departments, discuss the effectiveness of the techniques you have observed, and present your own teaching demo to a supportive and encouraging group of peers.

If you are interested in the micro-teach, please click the link below to provide us with your contact information and availability. We will schedule these sessions based on TA preferences, and we will contact you directly once the dates and times have been set.

Click here to sign up:


Assistant Instructor positions to teach Spanish

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is offering two Assistant Instructor positions to teach Spanish in the Fall 2014 semester.  These are the requirements:

-Be fluent in Spanish.

-Nine hour enrollment in a graduate program at UT Austin.

-30 hours of graduate credit.

-At least one year of teaching experience in an accredited college or school.

-398T: If you don’t have this requirement, we offer an intensive course beginning Wednesday, August 20, thru Friday, August 22, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, and continuing throughout the semester (1.5 hrs every Tuesday).


We offer:

-A monthly salary.

-A waiver to pay in-state tuition.

-Tuition Reduction Benefit.

-Insurance coverage as a UT employee.


This is a 20 hour position.  The classes are two hours MWF, for a total of six hours of teaching per week.  AIs are also required to have three hours of office hours per week.


If you have any questions or need more information please contact Laura Rodríguez:

Thank you!

Laura J. Rodríguez

Graduate Program Coordinator

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

The University of Texas at Austin

150 W. 21st. St. Stop B 3700

Austin, TX 78712



INSPIRE, an undergraduate women’s leadership program, hiring GA

INSPIRE, an undergraduate women’s leadership program, sponsored by the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies, is seeking a graduate student to fill a GA position as facilitator beginning in January 2014. (Read about INSPIRE here)

This position is responsible for coordinating activities and meeting with the sophomore cohort twice a month to introduce them to new ways of thinking about leadership, higher education, community, feminist ideas (de-stigmatizing feminism), and communication. A safe space must be created within the group to talk about what leadership is in feminist terms, and begin the process of learning critical thinking and acquiring the tools to be successful in higher education and in the professional world. This position has the potential to continue over multiple years.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be able to foster the initiative and creativity of the young women. The facilitator will guide the conversation, but must not take control of what will be talked about and discussed, or what projects they will engage in.  The facilitator will be a guide and mentor.
  • Be very patient and have a lot of energy to coordinate meetings, supervise projects and work with 12 second-year college students.
  • Be able to work within a loose structure. There are expectations and guidelines in the program, but the facilitator must be flexible in order to make the program enjoyable and effective with consideration to the individual students.
  • Be well versed in women’s and gender issues, with the intersection of race, class, ability, language, sexuality.
Compensation: Up to 10 hours/week at $15/hour


Other benefits:  This is a great opportunity for a rewarding experience for anyone interested in women’s issues, higher education issues, alternative ways of learning and leadership. This job will enhance a resume or CV for anyone interested in obtaining jobs in academia. Please send your resume and a cover letter by January 6, 2014 explaining the 3 main reasons we should hire you to Nancy Ewert ( 

Please feel free to call Nancy Ewert at 512-471-5680 for further information or questions.


Thank you
Nancy K. Ewert

Program Coordinator

Center for Women’s and Gender Studies

BUR 539


Hindi TA position

Teaching Assistant Position-First Year Hindi

Hindi Urdu Flagship Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Hindi Urdu Flagship is an undergraduate program at the University of Texas at Austin designed for students who wish to achieve advanced professional proficiency in Hindi and Urdu while majoring in a wide variety of programs, including Business, Communications, Engineering, and Liberal Arts.

The first and only Hindi Urdu program of its kind, HUF combines an intensive four-five year curriculum, which includes a study abroad component, with individual attention and mentoring by Flagship instructors and native-speaker teaching assistants.

The purpose of this position is to provide instructional assistance to an instructor of Hindi 506/507 First Year Hindi under the guidance of the instructor and Hindi Urdu Flagship Director, Rupert Snell.

 Assist the instructor with various duties associated with teaching first year Hindi Assist with lesson planning and coordination of in-class activities Assist with grading of assignments and exams Hold regular office hours to provide additional pedagogical support to students. Other duties as assigned

 Must be an enrolled student in a Masters program taking at least 9 hours during the semesters employed by the HUF program. Must possess very high level of proficiency in Hindi language. Professional demeanor. Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. Reliable, punctual, and have some flexibility in schedule for events including occasional evening and weekend events.

 Experience working with undergraduate students
 Experience in teaching, preferably in language pedagogy. Background in language pedagogy, applied linguistics, and/or education. Experience working with a diverse college student population Self-directed, requiring minimal supervision

Fall 2013 appointment: August 28, 2013- December 31, 2013
 Spring 2014 appointment: January 15, 2014-May 31, 2014. Part-time position (20 hours) Salary according to College of Liberal Arts TA rates.


Flexibility around your courses and course-work schedule

Insurance benefits package

Tuition Reduction Benefit

Hands-on work with students and program

Selina Keilani, Assistant Director,  Hindi Urdu Flagship Program,

Applications received by August 15, 2013 will receive priority consideration. Competitive candidates will be contacted for an interview soon after.

For more information regarding the program, please visit