This session is part of the 2023 Future Faculty series, Level 1, Planning Your Search.
The research statement (or statement of research interests) is a common component of academic job applications. It provides an opportunity for the job candidate to describe one's research accomplishments, current work, and future direction while making a case on why your line of inquiry matters.
In this session, participants will learn about approaches and best practices of crafting a compelling and cohesive research statement, especially for those in disciplines that require a research statement as a stand-alone document (versus as part of one's cover letter).
NOTE: This discussion focuses on Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences research. Find information on STEM Research Agendas here.
China Scherz, PhD – Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Virginia