Teaching For the Job Market

Professor Melanie Adley, Associate Director, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program

Tuesday, April 29 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Bridget Swanson, CTL Graduate Fellow, Germanic Languages and Literatures

Location: The Max Kade Center, Room 329 A (3401 Walnut St.)

Summary: Academic job descriptions often indicate that the suitable candidate will demonstrate a “strong commitment to and excellence in teaching.” How does this phrase translate into the concrete components of a teaching portfolio, interview, and on-campus teaching demo? In this workshop, Dr. Melanie Adley will discuss how to: build a concrete and robust teaching profile from the start, create materials (course proposals, sample syllabi, and a teaching philosophy) that best convey one’s research and teaching abilities and interests, anticipate and respond to questions in the interview process, demonstrate one’s teaching in an on-campus setting.

All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the German department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.