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On the Academic Job Market: Writing Diversity Statements

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Writers Workshop
Aug 4, 2020   3:00 - 4:00 pm  
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Diversity statements are increasingly being requested for those seeking jobs in academia. While job ads might provide a variety of prompts for the diversity statement, the overall purpose of this text is to show that you are committed to contributing to the institution’s goals surrounding diversity and inclusion. This presentation will review genre expectations for diversity statements and provide examples from a range of disciplines. We will share strategies for drafting and tailoring your own diversity statements.
This event will be held through Zoom. It is open to current University of Illinois affiliates (students, faculty, and staff). Please register with your University of Illinois email account by 11:59pm on 8/3, and we will send an email with the Zoom link and password on the morning of the event.


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