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    Program Director Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Hebrew Union College.

    Interview

    Submission of resume and vision statement, in-person interview with search committee, follow-up interview with senior administration; search committee consulted with experts in the field to explore criteria for the interview process; initial screening was by resume and vision statement; extensive opportunity for faculty contacts was helpful; the Dean played an important role guiding the process and bringing the search to its conclusion.

    Interview Questions

    • What's your view of how the field will evolve over the next thirty-year period?   Answer Question

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hebrew Union College (Cincinnati, OH).

    Interview

    The position was listed on LinkedIn and having both a Graduate degree and Higher Ed experience I applied and was contacted within the week. An interview was scheduled for the following week. I spent several hours preparing and had 7+ letters of recommendation.

    The interviewed was informal despite being with the HR DIrector and Director of Recruitment & Admissions. Both individuals were delightful, friendly and made me feel totally at ease.

    The interview lasted 2.5 hours and was very pleasant. However, around the second hour I was indirectly asked if I was a member of the Jewish faith. After several attempts to avoid answering the question, I had no choice but to confirm that I am not, in fact, Jewish. The positive energy and the interest I felt they had in me vanished.

    I was then told that a few other people were being interviewed the same week, and the final candidates would be asked to return the following week for a second interview with a panel made up of HUC students and other staff.

    I was not asked to return for a second interview, nor did I receive any correspondence informing me that I was not selected. Midway through the second week I had telephoned the HR assistant, and instead of telling me that I was not chosen, she was very rude and said "I'll let you know!" then hung up on me.

    Having not received any correspondence for a couple of weeks but still feeling hopeful, I sent an email to the HR Director directly. He responded within hours informing me that I had not been selected to return.

    I later learned that the position was given to a woman who is a member of the Jewish faith.

    Interview Questions

    • I was indirectly asked if I was a member of the Jewish faith (repeatedly). After several attempts to avoid answering the question, I had no choice but to confirm that I am not Jewish. But rather, grew up in the Catholic church. The positive energy and the interest I felt they had in me vanished.
      HUC is a Jewish Seminary and the posting stated that someone familiar with the Jewish faith is preferred.   1 Answer
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