I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at SUNY at New Paltz in February 2011.
Interview Details – Sent application, had 1 hour phone interview with search committee, then had campus visit and interview. For campus visit, I had many interviews with administrators and members of the search committee, gave a presentation about my research, and then had a group interview with the entire search committee.
Interview Question – Talk about a time when you had difficulties with your teaching. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Was offered 50K, asked for 52K, got 51K
The process took 4 months - interviewed at SUNY at New Paltz in February 2009.
Interview Details – It took the department a really long time between initial contact and on-campus interview. So long, in fact, that I had assumed they were no longer interested. The administrative part of the interview was a breeze; chitchat with the dean, a few typical questions by the provost (although they've just hired a new one so it may be different for you.) Teaching demonstration. The students seemed generally respectful; a small handful had questions and interacted in the discussion, and there were some students that barely had their eyes open. There was a little bit of digital device activity going on as well. The rest of the interview was the usual questions... no shockers. As for the atmosphere of the department, I found it a little shockingly conservative. I am also sure they would not use that term to define themselves. It also took them a long time to send out the rejection letter. I was relieved. (P.S. I am picking "easy" instead of "very easy" for the interview difficulty because there is always some difficulty and artificiality in coming up with a teaching demo.)
Interview Question – Why should we hire you? What is an example of your "good teaching"? Answer Question
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