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Updated Feb 4, 2014
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Office Coordinator Interview

Office Coordinator
Cedar Rapids, IA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Kirkwood Community College in June 2010.

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Interview Question – Where do you see this job in 5 years?   Answer Question

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Instructor English Department Interview

Instructor English Department
Cedar Rapids, IA

I applied online - interviewed at Kirkwood Community College in March 2012.

Interview Details – The country has far more people with English MAs and PhDs than it does fulltime teaching position, so the competition is intense. I applied three years running for FT while teaching PT. Three step process begins with being invited to submit a teaching portfolio--philosophy, lesson plans, video of me in classroom (OR you can do it live for committee members), published work (although KCC is really teaching-centered.)
    Second round is a phone interview, which was a little weird since I see most of the committee members 3 days per week. However, they were trying to create an even playing field for the external candidates. (One ESL insructor was did his face-to-face interview via Skype from a hotel room in Lima, since he was teaching in a little Peruvian town.) I never made it to the face-to-face myself.

Interview Question – KCC wants to know about your racial attitudes, because we have so many minority students (both ESL and recently inner-city African Americans from Chicago, St. Louis, etc.) I can't remember the wording, but the jist of it was--"how do we know you are working on your racial hangups?"   View Answer

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