How long are your research and teaching statements? And do you have them combined or separate? Thanks! :)
Date: 25 Aug 2010 01:03
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My research statement is 3 pages and my teaching statement is 1 page (separate documents, both single-spaced). Note that these are for applications to R1 positions where the focus is more on research than on teaching.
I'm still working on mine, but I'm aiming for 3 pages (single spaced) for research statement and 2 pages for teaching statement (single spaced). Right now they are separate; however, some schools do explicitly ask for them to be one document and it's easy enough to just add the teaching statement to the research statement.
Mine were 3.5 for research and 1 for teaching. Don't go over 2 for teaching. Unless you have very extensive teaching experience or an earth-shattering philosophy, no one wants to read that much.
I ended up at 4 for research and 2 for teaching. My research falls in multiple areas (due to two big projects that are very different) and even after cutting that was the shortest I could get. The faculty who reviewed it seemed to think it was fine.