If you are applying for an academic position, it is increasingly likely that you will be asked to submit a teaching philosophy statement during the application process. Yet, setting aside the time to write your statement and obtaining feedback from colleagues can be challenging with a busy schedule. The Jump-Start to Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement Peer Writing Program offers the opportunity for advanced graduate students and postdocs to navigate the initial stages of drafting and revising their statements within a structured format and in a supportive environment.
During the program, participants will examine sample statements, reflect on their teaching, and write and revise three drafts of their teaching philosophy statements. Peer writing groups will offer feedback at each stage of the drafting process, and Center for Teaching and Learning staff will be on hand to answer questions as well. Note that participants need not have a draft of their statement going into the program.
Jump-Start Summer 2023 will take place via Zoom to accommodate those who are traveling during the summer.
Participants must plan to attend all four virtual meetings on Tuesday afternoons (3-4:30pm) May 23rd – June 13. Participants must also have previously attended the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement workshop. Those who have not taken the workshop previously, but who wish to participate in Jump-Start should plan to register for and attend the workshop prior to the beginning of the program. The Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement Workshop will be offered on 3/29, 3/30, and 5/16.
For questions about this program, please contact Dr. Meg Gregory, Associate Director for Faculty Programs.
Registration has now closed, if you would still like to participate, please contact Dr. Meg Gregory prior to the first meeting.