Writing Workshops

Starting in Spring 2023, we will offer workshops that focus on different aspects of writing.

The Writing Institute is offering two workshops to help you develop material for your job search. You are welcome to participate whether you are actively applying for jobs now or you are planning to do so in the future. You can expect to work on these documents during the workshops.

The workshops will be led by Dainy Bernstein, a Visiting Lecturer in the English Department.

How to Craft a Syllabus for a Dossier

February 3, 2023, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm on Zoom 

Applications for academic positions often require sample syllabi. This workshop will help you draft or revise a syllabus for job applications. Learn about designing a reading list and schedule, exam and assignments schedule, and course descriptions. You will have time to work on your own syllabus. Bring along your dream reading lists, if you have any. Open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences. Registration for this workshop is closed.

How to Write a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Feb 24, 2023, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm on Zoom 

Draft a teaching philosophy for job applications. Learn what search committees look for in teaching statements and develop a sense of your own teaching style. You will have time to begin drafting your own teaching philosophy. Open to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences. Register for this workshop.

Please contact Dainy if you have questions about the workshops: DAB406@pitt.edu