A reader writes in:
Coming from the UK system, I found the Job Market Boot Camp series you ran on the Philosophers’ Cocoon very helpful. For a recent job application I was asked to submit a document I hadn’t encountered before: a diversity statement. I was wondering if it might be worth a supplementary entry in the series.
Because I am presently on a search committee and not in a position to give advice on this issue, I thought it might be most helpful to open up the topic for community discussion. It would be most helpful, I expect, if past or present search committee members were to weigh in on what they look for in these statements. Thanks, in advance, to everyone who chimes in!