How to Write a Teaching Philosophy Statement for Faculty Position Applications

Course Length: 1 Hour
Course Style: High-Definition On Demand Video

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this comprehensive and engaging course, you will be able to:

  1. Review the key goals of a Teaching Philosophy Statement during the faculty position application process
  2. Explain how to read and analyze a Teaching Philosophy Statement prompt using real-world examples
  3. Discuss how to properly format and style your Teaching Philosophy Statement
  4. Identify the 3 core components of an effective Teaching Philosophy Statement
  5. Describe step-by-step how to write each of the 3 core components (with exemplars)
  6. Explain the SOAR Model of Teaching & Learning
  7. Identify 8 key buzzwords to include in your Teaching Philosophy Statement
  8. Navigate the 4 most common mistakes made when writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement


Will Coghill-Behrends, PhD is Co-Director of the Linda R. Baker Teacher Leader Center at the University of Iowa, where his focus is on expanding global education initiatives within the College of Education. Winner of the prestigious Audrey Qualls Diversity Award and Mary Jo Small Development Fellowship, Dr. Coghill-Behrends is now a leading authority on navigating academic careers, culminated in his seminal texts: The PhD Handbook to the Academic Job SearchCV Handbook: A Curriculum Vitae Owner’s Manual, and Getting Hired. He received his doctorate from the University of Iowa, where he also now serves as Clinical Associate Professor in Multilingual Education. Prior to his faculty appointment, he coordinated and led several programs at the university on academic and professional job seeking for individuals with professional graduate degrees. In addition to having delivered conference presentations across the globe, Dr. Coghill-Behrends has published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Behavioral Education and Journal of College Student Development.

DISCLOSURES: This course can be classified as video-based homestudy without interactivity, and has an intended audience of professionals in the following sectors: Non-profit, Industry, University, Community College, Government Agency, Hospitals & Clinics, and Independent Researchers. Publication Academy, Inc. reports no conflicts of interest and has received no commercial support in the development and hosting of this training from its instructors. Publication Academy, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. If you wish to enquire about a refund due to technical difficulties, please e-mail

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