Writing Effective Teaching Statements

Strengthen your instruction and prepare for your career by developing your teaching statement. In this workshop, you will learn about the characteristics of successful teaching statements, create and/or refine your draft to capture your qualifications and approach to teaching, and be able to tailor your statement to different career opportunities. This workshop uses key moments you have experienced as a learner or teacher to help frame the value of teaching for you.
Participants are expected to attend two 90-minute sessions (August 2 and August 29). Before the first session, you complete a short pre-session online activity. In between sessions, you will complete your teaching statement draft and engage in guided peer-feedback with two other participants. The second session will include critical reflection and steps toward securing others’ input to complete your teaching statement.

*This workshop is part of CIRTL at Northwestern which strives to advance learning in the STEM disciplines by providing professional development programs for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Create a CIRTL Network Account

Writing Effective Teaching Statements