Teaching Resources

Academic Job Market: Overview

Resource Overview

A brief introduction to academic job market materials.

While expectations vary across disciplines, graduate students and postdocs will find that academic search committees are often seeking to hire new faculty who excel in both research and teaching.

Applicants for such positions are often asked to submit documents that attest to their teaching expertise, such as a teaching philosophy statement, teaching evaluations, or a teaching portfolio.

Even more often, they will be asked to demonstrate their teaching proficiency and preparation during the interviewing process.

In addition to the online resources found in this section of the website, The Center for Teaching and Learning also offers confidential consultations for reviewing teaching-related job market materials, like teaching philosophy statements, diversity and inclusion statements, and teaching portfolios.


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