Garth Fowler, PhD
An increasing number of institutions have made a commitment to hiring and retaining a diverse and inclusive staff. As part of that approach, many faculty job applications ask that you include a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement in your application materials. But what exactly is a DEI statement, and what goes in it?
Join this session to learn how to craft your DEI statement for your application package.
This is a hybrid event, register to join in person or online.
About the Speaker
Garth Fowler, PhD, is a recognized leader in STEM workforce development and professional development for early career researchers and scientists. As a former program manager for Science magazine’s Science Careers Program, a faculty member and graduate program director at Northwestern University, and associate executive director for the American Psychological Association, he has delivered over 200 workshops, seminars, and presentations on career and professional development. He has authored peer-reviewed manuscripts, articles, and whitepapers on the development of the STEM workforce and has served on panels, committees, and provided expert testimony for the National Academy of Sciences, the Council of Graduate Schools, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received his BA in psychology from the College of Wooster, where he was a Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Fellow. He received his PhD in behavioral neuroscience from the University of Washington and completed his postdoctoral studies at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA. In his spare time, he enjoys running, cycling, traveling to see symphonies, and writes novels.
The Trainee-to-Tenure Track program aims to help early-career scientists in their path toward academic independence. From preparing your application package to negotiating your faculty position package, gain the tools you need to start your job hunt in academia. You’ll get the most benefit from this series when you attend about a year before you start your job search.
The Well-being at Work series focuses on holistic mental health and wellness at work, and creates a space to build connection and resilience, and enhance self-care for all Gladstonians.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.
We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.