Diversity Statements

Tue, Aug 21, 1:00 PM - 02:30 PM
/ Location: MPR (SRB 1112)



One of the more recent additions to candidates' job market dossiers is the diversity statement. While not every institution requests one, more and more are. This is because colleges and universities are trying to ensure that any candidate hired is committed to diversity. This does not mean that if you identify as a cis-gendered, heterosexual, white male that you are exempt from this document; it equally does not mean that those of us whose identity markers compose common notions of diversity can simply talk about our backgrounds here. No, the diversity statement is where all candidates explain why diversity matters to them and how it fits into their academic goals. This means that everyone has something to say on the subject. 

Continuing the summer Academic Job Market Writing Workshop Series, we will explore diversity statements: what they are, what they look like, and how to make yours relevant to who you are. Participants will learn how to write about themselves, their research, and their teaching in relation to diversity, regardless of how participants personally view themselves along the diversity spectrum. Should time permit, we will also workshop our ​documents with each other, so bring a draft of your diversity statement if you have one!

​When: Tuesday, August 21, 1-2:30pm
Where: MPR (SRB 1112)
RSVP here but drop-ins are welcome!

Event Contact : Robby Nadler