Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Facilitator:

Meg Gregory

  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Via Zoom

Event Description

If you are applying for an academic position, it is likely that you will be asked to submit a teaching philosophy statement during the application process. Participants in this Job Market series workshop will learn about why academic search committees request teaching materials such as the teaching philosophy statement and how search committees use these materials to assess candidates’ qualifications for teaching. Further, this workshop will help participants navigate the genre of the teaching statement, offering them the opportunity to begin to think about how they will frame their commitment to teaching, and describe their teaching methods and goals to others in their academic fields.

All workshops will take place via Zoom in Spring 2021. A link to the Zoom session will be sent out with the reminder email the day before the workshop. Attendees must plan to participate in the entire workshop in order to get credit for attendance towards the Professional Development in Teaching Program.

This series is only open to advanced graduate students (in their third year or beyond) and postdocs. Should you need to participate in this program sooner, please contact Dr. Meg Gregory, Assistant Director, The Center for Teaching and Learning at meggregory@wustl.edu.