Guest joshw4288 Posted September 8, 2017 Share Posted September 8, 2017 (edited) I am in the midst of the application cycle for faculty jobs and either stand-alone diversity statements or at least diversity questions to be answered in the cover letter are a part of every application. I've check out Karen Kelsky's blog (the professor is in) for her thoughts on writing diversity statements but it pretty much just suggests to explicitly state your diversity (e.g., as an African-American scholar...) to cue the department that you qualify as a diversity hire and thus you will get preferential treatment. I'm curious what people are doing when they are either a) not an explicit and desired form of diversity in academia (e.g., your diversity is religious or political or some other form not really desired in science/academia respectively) or b ) you are White and thus exactly what academia is trying to limit (unless you're female and applying to STEM). In general, how are people discussing diversity in these statements when they aren't the obvious explicit diversity that universities are searching for? Edited September 8, 2017 by joshw4288 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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