Applying for academic jobs that require a teaching statement? Join the Teaching and Learning Center and the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development for a two-hour workshop where we’ll review samples, discuss how to tailor statements for different positions, and explore how to harness the experience of teaching at CUNY to make your statements stand out to search committees. All attendees will be expected to arrive with multiple copies of a draft of their teaching statements, which will be peer reviewed in the session.
To help you draft your statement, you might draw upon the following resources, some of which include click-throughs to samples and rubrics.
- From the University of Michigan’s CRTL: “The Teaching Philosophy/Teaching Statement | CRLT.” http://www.crlt.umich.edu/category/tstrategies/tstpts[crlt.umich.edu]
- From Science: “Writing the Teaching Statement | Science Careers.” http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2006_04_14/nodoi.14633728089694563528[sciencecareers.sciencemag.org]
- From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “How to Write a Statement of Teaching Philosophy – The Chronicle of Higher Education.” Accessed October 7, 2015. http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Write-a-Statement-of/45133/[chronicle.com]
- From Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Teaching Center: “Teaching Statement.pdf.” http://www.columbia.edu/cu/tat/pdfs/teaching%20statement.pdf[columbia.edu]
- Here is a Google Document featuring additional model statements, compiled by GC TLC Fellow Avra Spector: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RjcFK9QW0Mkk3nMTMlSoNLIRG3CyaLd9KyhnWBbsgvg/edit?usp=sharing[docs.google.com]