Increasingly, applicants for faculty positions are being asked to write a teaching philosophy. What do hiring committees look for in a teaching philosophy? How does one avoid making a costly error?

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: "You've polished your CV and cover letter and lined up your letters of recommendation. Your application for a faculty position is ready, with one big exception: You're still struggling to write a statement of your teaching philosophy. The task is daunting -- even for the most experienced Ph.D.'s -- but it's increasingly difficult to avoid, as a growing number of departments are requiring applicants to submit such statements in their job applications.

We talked to dozens of professors and administrators to learn what they look for when they read a statement of teaching philosophy, and we assembled their advice on getting started and avoiding some costly mistakes."

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