Hannah Alpert-Abrams
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First Year Job Materials

  Here are some materials used during my first year on the job market (2016). I was selected for first round interviews for these jobs, so I guess I did something right, though most didn't lead to offers. These are intended to be helpful examples, but they are so, so far from perfect, so please seek out other info before you use them! (And please don't cite/circulate these docs as if they were published works - they're just templates at this point.)

General Materials

Job Application Spreadsheet Template

(You can copy this spreadsheet if you want a template for keeping track of job apps!)

2016 CV

This is what my CV looked like in my final year abd. It's changed a lot since then, but might be useful if you're just starting your academic career.

2018 Libraries Resume | 2019 Libraries Resume

Here are two resumes that I used to apply for library jobs. I can't in good faith leave you with the first one since my perception of what is expected has changed so much!

Proposals and Cover Letters

Proposal for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities (2016)

Cover Letter for a TT position in English and Digital Humanities (2016)

Short essay responses for the CLIR postdoctoral fellowship (2016)

Cover letter for a digital humanities librarian position (2017)

Teaching Materials


Teaching Philosophy and Sample Syllabus for a Postdoctoral Fellowship (2016)


Demonstration of Teaching Effectiveness for a Postdoctoral Fellowship (2016)


Teaching Philosophy (2019, because it took a long time to understand how to write this doc.)

Other Materials


Diversity Statement (2019, because it took a long time to understand how to write this doc.)

Graduate School Materials

Program Requirements

Completed dissertation in Comparative Literature (UT Austin, 2017)

Dissertation prospectus in comparative literature (UT Austin, January 2016)

Proposal circulated prior to an oral exam. Please note that my thinking has changed a lot since I wrote this!

Comprehensive exam reading list (UT Austin, 2015)

Four reading lists on the topics of: "Media and film in c20 Latin America," "Archives and History in Latin American Lit," "Colonial Mesoamerica," and "Book History and Digital Humanities".

Qualifying exam reading list in comparative literature (UT Austin, 2012)

Reading list for preliminary exams taken during the second year of the masters degree.

Grad Student Grant Proposals

Continuing Fellowship Proposal, UT Austin College of Liberal Arts (2015)

Proposal for an internal UT Austin fellowship to fund one year of on-campus dissertation writing.

Tinker Summer Fellowship Proposal, UT Austin College of Liberal Arts (2014)

Proposal for an internal UT Austin fellowship to fund exploratory pre-dissertation summer research.

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