University of Phoenix Adjunct Faculty Interview Questions

Updated Mar 11, 2015
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Adjunct Faculty Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Accepted Offer

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at University of Phoenix.

Interview

Interview covered basic questions but the most important aspect to remember is to connect your current experience to the class that you have applied to teach. There is only one interview that you will have but a writing assessment will be given, which will determine if you will be moved along in the interview process.

Interview Questions

  • The dreaded question--identify a weakness about yourself.   Answer Question

Negotiation

The salary for this job is pretty firm.

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    Adjunct Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at University of Phoenix (Denver, CO) in November 2014.

    Interview

    The University of Phoenix has a very thorough multi-step interview process. A presentation is required, and interviews from several people. Everybody was nice and the process was actually quite enjoyable, though a bit intimidating.

    Interview Questions

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    Adjunct Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    You have to meet minimum education requirements, there has to be a need for your area, then go through a 20 hour ( I think that is what it was) unpaid training session.

    Interview Questions

    • The training session it was over several weeks one night a week. But well worth having that level of introduction to their teaching method and the school.   Answer Question
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    Adjunct Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at University of Phoenix.

    Interview

    I submitted application along with resume. Interviewed and was asked to prepare a sample 15-minute lecture. After being accepted at this stage, I was invited to participate in a 5-week onground course that not only taught UOP procedures and philosophies but provided the University of Phoenix experience from the student's point of view.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview was pretty straight-forward. No trick questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. They simply informed me what they paid based on my experience and academic credentials.

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    Adjunct Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at University of Phoenix (Omaha, NE) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Initial communications with the company: I contacted this company because there was a posting for adjunct faculty in my field.
    Organization and planning of the interview: the first interview was written. The directions were very clear. I submitted a successful written interview, so I was granted a phone interview. The phone interview was done very well, very consise. However, I was granted access to the website to set up an account and that was a bit confusing.

    Bonus points for your perceptions of the people, office, and work culture: I never met the people face to face. The first person I worked with was great. He responded to emails in a timely manner and was very cordial. The second person I worked with was not good with communication. She was not timely in answering emails and the communication was rather disjointed.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe various social and political views on diversity in undeveloped countries.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The timing of the teaching and "training to be an adjunct" was going to interfere with my research schedule.

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    Adjunct Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at University of Phoenix (Atlanta, GA) in November 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of being contacted by a recruiter and being asked to submit transcripts. Once these documents were received and verified an electronic interview process started with a list of questions related to teaching, teaching philosophy and adult learning theories. This was followed up with a telephone interview from a recruiter and a four week faculty certification course (unpaid). Once that was complete, there was an evaluation course that was conducted under observation and then finally a job offer extended.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions were pretty standard. The majority of the questions were provided via an electronic interview process.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation - standard course fees

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    Adjunct Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at University of Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ) in September 2011.

    Interview

    The online hiring process was very straightforward and handled online and via phone calls. I had to fax in documents and H/R records but to date I have never actually met any UOP adminstrator face to face.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult or unexpected question was asked,; it was a very straight forward process, candid and direct.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Nothing, it was and is a take it or leave type proposition. In fact, any discussion of wages, job conditions and contracts is banned from the faculty online forums.

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    Adjunct Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at University of Phoenix (San Antonio, TX) in June 2010.

    Interview

    The local leadership has changed dramatically over the past 2 years. When I was hired, I had an initial phone interview with the Department Chair, then a face-to-face interview with her. Once selected, I and cohorts were trained over several weeks in a very thorough manner. In order to be hired, we worked in teams to demonstrate organizational skills, lecturing style and creativity. There was a panel of judges. My team and I were selected, but I believe I am the only one of five who is still employed.

    Interview Questions

    • We had to commit to many hours and model projects and assignments similar to what we would expect from our future students. There was considerable observation and behind-the-scenes deliberation, but no interview questions were asked following the prospective employee show and tell. The phone and face-to-face interviews were more of an opportunity to get to know each other. These were chats, not formal questions and answers.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation involved. Each class is five weeks and this is the pay each Master's or Doctoral adjunct receives. It increases slightly with tenure.

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    Adjunct Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at University of Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ) in April 2008.

    Interview

    The interview and hiring process is very organized and detailed as far as qualifications and steps to be hired: Application, email inquiry, phone interview, email communications, acceptance, training, mentorship, then assignment of one class to teach. Staff is friendly and the process is justified since they want to be sure faculty are capable, qualified, interested, and able to communicate, teach, and represent UOPX as a professional Educator.

    Interview Questions

    • I do not remember any especially difficult questions. They are standard questions, although it can be challenging to answer them on the spot on the phone. The phone interview is difficult because of the lack of contact or face-to-face communication.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation as far as salary. There is a fixed scale as far as credential (MA/MS or PhD).

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    Adjunct Faculty Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at University of Phoenix.

    Interview

    A 16-week interview. 1st a 4-week online training course. If pass, followed by a 2-week specialized training course. If passed and approved, assigned a faculty mentor to work with for 2-3 weeks in preparation for first class. The teach 8-week course with mentor observing. If approved, are then offered contracts as needed.

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Salaries are based on length of class and all faculty in School of Advanced Studies have doctorates since teaching is only of doctoral students.

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