Columbia University “Writing a Winning Teaching Statement”

From the pdf: “When you apply for a job or come up for tenure, you will be asked to submit a teaching statement. Of course in some instances, a teaching statement is not a serious factor in the hiring or the tenure process. An institution requires a statement simply to send the message that it regards teaching as important. And it is no doubt the case that a poor teaching statement can hurt more than a strong statement can help. A bad statement clearly identifies a grad student who is disdainful of students and who dislikes teaching.”

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