If you want to teach the viola at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, you’ll need to submit a diversity statement. The same goes if you want to teach economics at Bellevue University in Washington. There, candidates must “provide specific examples of how [their] educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate [their] commitment to diversity and equity.”

You can’t teach horticulture at North Orange Community College unless you’ve shown “sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.” You’ll also need to be able to “demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.”

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