Diversity 101: The Key to Innovation and Creative Solutions + How to Write a Diversity Statement

Jul 24, 2020, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Deadline: 
Cost: 
Free
Location: 
Zoom

This workshop will increase your understanding of the challenges to achieve diversity, and the problem of under-representation.

Corporations, non-profit, and governmental organizations, as well as colleges and universities value and want a diverse workforce. As a prospective employee, you will be asked about how you support diversity regardless of whether or not you belong to an underrepresented group. Therefore, they will look positively upon job applicants with knowledge in this area. This is one of the core competencies postdoctoral scholars should pursue regardless of their background.

This workshop also serves as an introductory workshop on developing a diversity statement. It is becoming common for universities and colleges to require such a statement from faculty job applicants.  The purpose of this document is to verify that an applicant has a commitment to diversity in his or her work within higher education. In this session, we will introduce several approaches to developing and writing a diversity statement. Strategies and examples will be discussed.

This workshop counts toward the Academic Job Search component of the Postdoctoral Professional Development Certificate. Please register for the event on BuckeyeLearn before the event to ensure you get credit.

If you have any questions, please contact us at osupostdocs@osu.edu