Workshops: The Academic Job Letter and the Teaching Statement

The Academic Job Cover Letter
Friday, September 22, 2:00pm, on Zoom

The academic job cover letter is a crucial document in any candidate’s application material; often, it makes the first and most lasting impression on members of a search committee. In this webinar, hosted by the Writing Center, participants will learn how to approach the writing of their cover letter in a way that makes a coherent and compelling argument about their suitability as a candidate rather than simply repeating information contained in their CV.

Friday, September 22 at 2:00pm. Please register here:


Drafting Teaching Statements for the Job Market
September 29, 2:00pm, on Zoom

The teaching statement–sometimes called a statement of teaching philosophy–is an important artifact in the academic job search. It can deepen a hiring committee’s sense of who you are as an applicant and show how you enact your values and ideas as an educator. In this workshop, hosted by the Teaching and Learning Center, we’ll discuss the role of the teaching statement within the larger job application, what makes a strong statement, how to frame what’s distinct about the CUNY experience, and how to approach the rhetorical challenge of crafting this document. We’ll examine sample statements from various disciplines, and work through a range of approaches.

Friday, September 29 at 2:00pm. Please register here: