Jump-Start to Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement (Danforth)

May 23, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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 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 Teaching Center staff will be on hand to answer questions as well.

The Jump-Start Program will meet on Thursdays from May 23 – June 13.

Participants must plan to attend all four meetings and must also have previously attended the Teaching Center’s Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement workshop. This prerequisite workshop will be offered on the Danforth Campus on May 16.

Facilitator: Meg Gregory, PhD, Assistant Director of Academic Services, The Teaching Center

Registration required