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statement of teaching philosophy

JFRUGOLI at bio.tamu.edu JFRUGOLI at bio.tamu.edu
Sat Nov 7 18:47:20 EST 1998

The statement of teaching philosophy is usually required from applicants for faculty 
positions in small to medium institutions and sometimes large research institutions.  
However, it's not something most graduate students and postdocs have thought much about or 
practiced writing, while grant writing, describing your research goals and such is usually 
heavily emphasized all the way through.  Anybody, especially those who've sat on a search 
committee before, have any insight on how to approach this?  What's important to say?  What's 
important NOT to say?  Anything that's particulalry impressed you in applications you've 
read?  Anything that sent a red flag up immediately?  If you've ever written one, how did you 
go about assessing your own philosophy and putting it into words?  Any sources you could 
suggest for help? 

Julia Frugoli
Texas A&M University
Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology
Crop Biotechnology Center
MS# 2123
College Station, TX 77843
FAX 409-862-4790

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