Vanderbilt University Interview Questions in Nashville, TN

Updated Mar 24, 2015
Updated Mar 24, 2015
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    Assistant Dean Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN).

    Interview

    It was a national search and they ended up interviewing 5 candidates. It included a search committee of faculty and administrators. Staff that the position supervised were also included in the interview process to provide feedback. Recommendations were made to the Dean of the College by the Search Committee.

    Interview Questions

    • We think you will out grow this position very quickly. Why would someone with your credentials be interested in this position?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Yes and I asked for 2 new staff and asked for more money. I got the staff and an additional $5,000.

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    Graduate Student Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN).

    Interview

    Submission of application and interviews that was one day long. The questions asked was not out of the ordinary. Just a discussion regarding your previous research experience and interests similarly to what other schools would also ask during their interview process. The application is also free online so that the application costs are not prohibitive.

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    VSA Proctor Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN).

    Interview

    The interview process was painless. They want to know what experience you have working with kids and they ask you some hypothetical situation questions. The questioner writes down your responses and gives you an overall grade that you will never see. Helps if you attend school at Vandy but not required.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if one of the kids was falling asleep in class? (One of the hypothetical questions)   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation necessary.

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    Research Analyst I Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN).

    Interview

    I only conducted one interview. The hiring processes was really quick. However, they are reluctant to hire anyone outside of the Vanderbilt community. Usually, If you see a job posting, it's just for show as they have already interviewed an hired their candidate that was either an existing employee or a graduating student.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    None, but it was not for lack of trying. They were unwilling to negotiate and I desperately needed the job.

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    Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Pretty basic, applied online, requested interview later that week.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a time you had a conflict with a professor.   Answer Question
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    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) in May 2013.

    Interview

    It was quick and straight to the point. They wanted to know you contribution to the field and your anticipated to the current void. It was not difficult and I learned alot from the process.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) in May 2012.

    Interview

    There was an initial screening through the application process, which required an employee referral along with questions specific to the position for which I was applying. After about a week, there was a phone interview followed by a casual group interview. We were alerted within the next week whether or not we were offered the position.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if someone called you one the phone very upset?   Answer Question
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    Assistant Professor Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Standard procedure for R1 institutions: You fly in and spend two days with a large variety of future colleagues (administration, faculty, staff. students and postdocs). Two breakfasts, lunch and dinners, 1:1 Meetings with faculty and Dean , 45 minute job talk with 15 minutes of questions right after.

    Interview Questions

    • How much will you need to set up your lab?   1 Answer
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    Postdoctoral Research Fellow Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Arrived from Spain. The professor didn't pay for the airfare to the US; instead, just paid from NYC to Nashville. She also did not pay relocation costs. On the day of the interview, I gave a seminar to the department. Then, met with several professors to talk about my project. In the evening, my soon-to-be boss took me out drinking....she ended up drunk and I had to carry her home.

    Interview Questions

    • To explain the specifics of my research project more as to how it relates to differentiation and proliferation.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. The university uses a standard NIH payscale for postdocs which begins with a base salary and then increases with each year of prior postdoc experience.

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    Computer Systems Administrator II Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) in December 2010.

    Interview

    Interview/hire process is very slow. Expect several weeks from application to first call back. Expect upwards of a month from interview to being hired. They will pay mileage for you to come in and interview, and I was able to get relocation. The employee orientation is by turns great, and also full of information that isn't relevant to you, such as accountants and technical people getting instruction on how to move patients.

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate. I probably should have, but the salary was sufficient and I wanted to get out of my old job.

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