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Writing a Diversity Statement for an Academic Job Application

July 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Student writing

Come discuss how to approach writing the diversity statement sometimes requested as part of faculty or postdoctoral job applications. We will share examples and guidance from Cornell and other colleges and universities.

Discussion Moderators: Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies, and Colleen McLinn, Executive Director, Future Faculty and Academic Careers, Cornell Graduate School, and Derina Samuel, Associate Director for Graduate Student Programs, Center for Teaching Innovation

Pre-registration is required in order to receive the link to participate via Zoom.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Studies and Future Faculty and Academic Careers, as part of the Graduate School’s Academic Job Search Series.

Accommodations: We strive to make our events accessible to all community members. Individuals who would like to request accessibility accommodations should contact  futurefaculty@cornell.edu. We ask that requests be made at least one week in advance to help ensure they can be met.


July 29, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Category:


Careers - Academic, Diversity & Inclusion, Writing Support
Focus Area
Prepare For Your Career
Transferable Skills
Communications, Teaching & Mentoring
Graduate School, CIRTL at Cornell, Graduate Office of Postdoctoral Studies
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