University of Bath
University of Bath Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Part-time Lecturer In Translation Studies Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Bath in July 2010.
Interview Details – I was recommended for the post by the previous incumbent - email exchanges with my questions and an informal interview/tour of around 30 minutes, plus teaching a test class - no formal application through the University HR system, and the post was not externally advertised as far as I know
Interview Question – Content of course/how much to cover, as I had no teaching experience at the time View Answer
Negotiation Details – Fixed rate of pay so no negotiation, quite low considering the time spent preparing and marking
Research Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at University of Bath in June 2010.
Interview Details – Job advertised on jobs.ac.uk. They have a full online application system. If you're short listed then you can go in for an interview, in my case there were maybe 3-5 of us. I was the only one in that day as they others were Skype interviewing from other continents. The interview consisted of a short talk on my own research followed by questions from two interviewers.
Interview Question – Quite open questions such as, "what makes a good simulator". View Answer
Negotiation Details – Pretty inflexible with start dates and pay, this is because of the way postdocs are funded externally.