UMass Boston Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2015
Updated Mar 24, 2015
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    Lecturer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Just standard procedure, it seems they hire people not by their abilities but other factors, like whether the school is a "low enough" school i.e. definitely not a top school.

    Accepted Offer
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    Research Assistant/Lab Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at UMass Boston in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The initial communication took awhile, about a month, at which point I was asked to interview in two weeks. I interviewed at UMass Boston and met with the 3 PIs at the lab. The interview lasted about half an hour.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Lecturer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at UMass Boston in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Disorganized process compare to other universities. Met in the morning, required to do a job talk, teach a course, meet with leadership (as expected). The interview was very telling, in retrospect, as morning coffee was not complimentary (I paid).

    Interview Questions
    • How do you see yourself fitting into the mission of a public institution?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Amherst, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Amherst, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at UMass Boston in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had an in person interview, never heard back from anyone.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at UMass Boston in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    phone screen, interview, hired.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at UMass Boston in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    1 interview in front of a panel of 3, they scored my answers and stated they'd choose the person with the highest score essentially. So the more you knew about the position and academic policies, the better the score.

    Interview Questions
    • I had to name a lot of state and local benefits and outreach facilities, which if I hadn't done research on the university, I would not have come across that information.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    HR called and offered the job, asked me when I wanted to start. There wasn't much negotiating because it's a state school and the salary was posted on the ad.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Adjunct Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at UMass Boston.

    Interview Details

    Hiring for this job was a simple, straight-forward process. I had been a graduate student at the university and I expressed my interest in teaching and, given my experience teaching while in my graduate program, was offered a position. Could be hard to get a job as contract faculty in my domain area if you have no connection to the university at all.

    Interview Questions
    • No unexpected questions. Interview was straight forward.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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