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Academic Job Search – Teaching Portfolio

This resource, created by the University of California Berkeley Career Center, discusses the use of a teaching portfolio in the academic job search. Topics covered include: An overview of portfolios Writing the statement of teaching philosophy Listing your courses and…

Career Center, University of California Berkeley

Writing the Teaching Statement

This article, written by Rachel Narehood Austin, for Science Career Magazine, discusses the development of the teaching statement and provides practical suggestions, such as tailor the statement to the institution and keep it short. Read Writing the Teaching Statement

Rachel Narehood Austin, Science Career Magazine

Teaching Statements

This resource, put together by the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University discusses the creation of teaching statement. Specifically, it covers: What is a teaching statement? What purposes does the teaching statement serve? What does a teaching statement include? General…

Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University

Sample Teaching Philosophy Statements – University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota’s Center for Educational Innovation has provided some sample teaching philosophy statements for review from a variety of disciplines. Sample Teaching Philosophy Statements

Center for Educational Innovation, University of Minnesota

Sample Teaching Philosophy Statements – University of Michigan

U of M graduate students and postdocs created these examples as part of a Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program. They are published with the authors’ consent. These examples represent the many different approaches to writing a teaching philosophy in a…

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

The following is a great article from Iowa State University’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. It frames the development of the statement around four questions: 1) to what end, 2) by what means, 3) to what degree and…

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Iowa State University

Writing a Teaching Philosophy – White Paper (Boye, 2012)

The following is a link to a white paper, which gives a lot of great advice for writing your teaching philosophy. It includes a definition of a teaching philosophy, what to include in your philosophy and “dos and don’ts”. Read Writing…

Allison Boye, Texas Tech University

Writing a Teaching Philosophy – Self-Paced Tutorial

A teaching philosophy is a self-reflective statement of your beliefs about teaching and learning. In addition to general comments, your teaching philosophy should discuss how you put your beliefs into practice by including concrete examples of what you do or…

Center for Educational Innovation, University of Minnesota

Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy for the Academic...

The following is an article from the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) on the development of a teaching philosophy for those who are going on the job market. It also includes a rubric to…

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan