Interviewing Tips for Academic Positions Based on remarks by Dr. John Courtright Director, Office of Undergraduate Studies Professor, Communication, U of D. Marianne Green Assistant Director MBNA Career Services Center. Pre-Interview Activities. Mock Interviews
Interviewing Tips for Academic PositionsBased on remarks by Dr. John CourtrightDirector, Office of Undergraduate Studies Professor, Communication, U of D
MBNA Career Services Center
Formal activity scheduled by Department or ask adviser to participate. Ask them to grill you unmercifully with the type of questions you will face. Career Services has video equipment for mock interviews.
Atmosphere, support, expectations, teaching loads and your assignment, style of the Chair, Departmental governance, best points/worst points of Department.
Is this a stable, mature Department? A growth Department? A Department in decline?
Almost the same questions. When you don’t hear consistency explore a little deeper.
Merit pay? Style of Dean? Perception of Department within the University? Anticipate retirements or resignation? How are perks assigned? How long does he or she plan to be Chair.
Obtain more specific information on expectations for promotion and tenure. Are there numerical criteria? How is teaching evaluated? What percentage of Asst. Profs has this chair gotten promoted?
Mostly perception of Department questions. Listen carefully for qualifications, caveats, and hints of problems. Ask Chair for clarification.
Know what others are earning and exactly what type of equipment you will need (and what it will cost).