Summer 2020 Academic Job Market Writing Success Series: Diversity Statement Workshop

Wed, Jul 22 2020, 5:00 PM - 06:30 PM
/ Location: Zoom

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 this summer's Academic Job Market Writing Success 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: ​​Wednesday, July 22nd, ​5–6:30 p.m.
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*Due to proprietary materials being presented in this workshop, all participants will need to RSVP to receive the link to this workshop.

Event Contact : Robby Nadler