Crafting your teaching philosophy statement

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Crafting your teaching philosophy statement

April 27, 2021 at 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

The teaching philosophy statement is a required part of most academic job applications and is often required in the faculty tenure and promotion process.

By articulating your motivation for and perspective on teaching, you can surface the underlying assumptions you have about teaching and learning—a critical step in developing your teaching skills. This workshop seeks to demystify this process by providing strategies and structured activities that you can use to craft your teaching philosophy statement.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to 

  • Describe what a teaching philosophy statement is
  • Identify aspects of your teaching or personal experience and beliefs that could be a part of a teaching philosophy statement
  • Identify features of teaching philosophy statements that resonate with you

Please register to receive your Zoom link.


Ben Hansberry, Assistant Director for Graduate Student Teaching, TLL 

Please note: This workshop is open to MIT students and postdocs only. 

Related Sessions 

This session is part of a 3 workshop series to help you prepare for the faculty job market. Other sessions include:

Crafting your digital teaching portfolio on Thursday, April 22 @ 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Teaching portfolio peer review on Thursday, May 6 @ 3:00 – 4:30 pm