SUNY at New Paltz Interview Questions

Updated Jun 12, 2015
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    Assistant Professor, Education Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Paltz, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at SUNY at New Paltz (New Paltz, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The entire process took about 5 months. Phone interview, followed by an in-person interview on campus. I rated the interview process as average in difficult simply because an all day interview on campus presenting research and lecturing is very tiring.

    Interview Questions

    • Pretty standard for an academic job. Met with the dean, did a research presentation and a teaching demonstration. Committee questions mostly centered around my university teaching experience. Found out about a month after the campus interview that the University did not have the budget secured to hire another professor.   Answer Question
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    Night Host Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at SUNY at New Paltz in August 2013.

    Interview

    An application with some questions and one-on-one interview with the Residence Hall's CDA. For the application, you give your basic information, your class schedule/availability, and answer 5-10 questions about your skills and your past work experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical interview questions like strengths and weaknesses. A question about your definition of "a community."   Answer Question
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    Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Paltz, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at SUNY at New Paltz (New Paltz, NY) in February 2011.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • Talk about a time when you had difficulties with your teaching.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Was offered 50K, asked for 52K, got 51K

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    Teaching Position Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Paltz, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at SUNY at New Paltz (New Paltz, NY) in February 2009.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • Why should we hire you? What is an example of your "good teaching"?   Answer Question

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