Preparing for the Academic Job Market
For many graduate student instructors, a key consideration throughout graduate school is ensuring that they have the resources and experiences to help them succeed on the academic job market. A key component of that preparation is developing materials that can reflect their experiences as instructors. These materials are most frequently represented by a philosophy of teaching statement and also by a more thorough teaching portfolio. These documents express an individual’s personality and perspective as an instructor and attempt to encapsulate who they are as instructors. The following pages provide information and guidance about how to prepare a philosophy of teaching statement and the other common components of a teaching portfolio. They also contain links to other resources that may be helpful as instructors prepare for the academic job market.