This Week for Graduate Students: Approaching the Job Market—Resources and Workshops!

by | Sep 20, 2022

Approaching the Job Market

On-demand Resources

Engage with the CTL’s on-demand guides to help you plan and draft standard components of an academic job application.

Intro to the Teaching Statement
A teaching statement—one of the most frequently requested teaching materials on the academic job market—takes time to brainstorm, draft, and revise. The CTL has designed this self-paced resource to introduce you to the teaching statement and help kickstart the writing of your first draft. Access module.

Intro to the Diversity Statement
The diversity statement is a recent addition to the suite of materials hiring committees may ask for you to submit for academic job applications. These statements are often deeply personal and, as a result, can take a lot of time and effort to draft and revise. This self-paced resource introduces you to the diversity statement as a genre and helps you begin the process of ideating and crafting the first draft of your statement. Access module.

Intro to the Teaching Portfolio
This module is designed to support you in compiling a teaching portfolio: a set of materials that complements your teaching statement to represent your teaching. This CTL self-paced resource is designed to help kickstart the assembly of your portfolio and support you as you continue to develop it in the future. Access module.


Upcoming Workshops 

In addition to the above resources, CTL will be running live sessions below to help you get targeted feedback on select job market documents.

Teaching Statement Analysis 
At this session, you will meet with CTL staff and colleagues from other departments to collectively analyze excerpts from real teaching statements. Hearing others’ readings of the samples will help you to write and revise your own statement by honing your critical eye.
OnlineTuesday, September 20, 4:10-5:25pm

Diversity Statement Analysis 
At this session you will collaborate with CTL staff and colleagues from other departments to collectively analyze excerpts from real diversity statements. You’ll analyze how the candidate effectively communicates their efforts, commitments, and contributions as well as what details make the excerpts effective or not so effective.
Online: Wednesday, September 21, 4:10-5:25pm

CTLgrads Learning Communities

CTLgrads Learning Communities are interdisciplinary conversations about teaching and learning topics, designed and co-facilitated by CTL Senior Lead Teaching Fellows and other select graduate students. By participating in these discussions of the teaching literature with other graduate student instructors, you will develop new frameworks to innovate your teaching. 

Upcoming Learning Communities: 
Beyond Participation: Inclusive Perspectives on Student Engagement and Feedback with Senior Lead Teaching Fellows Tamara Hache (LAIC) and Laura DiNardo (Italian)

  • Part 1: Wednesday, September 21, 11:40 AM – 12:25 PM ET; 212 Butler
  • Part 2: Wednesday, September 28, 11:40 AM – 12:55 PM ET; 212 Butler

“Would You Ever Teach This?” Difficult Knowledge and Inclusive Teaching in the Classroom with Senior Lead Teaching Fellows Valerie Hsieh (Physics) and Valeria Spacciante (Classics)

  • Part 1: Monday, October 24, 2022, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM; 212 Butler 
  • Part 2: Monday, October 31, 2022, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM; 212 Butler 

CTLgrads Learning Communities count towards completion of CTL’s Teaching Development Program (TDP) for graduate students.