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West Texas A&M University Interview Questions

Interviews at West Texas A&M University

14 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Lab Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Canyon, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at West Texas A&M University (Canyon, TX) in August 2017.

    Interview

    The Interview was very direct I mentioned to my professor about looking for a job on campus and he said I could be his assistant. This lead to a series of steps I was to take in order to become employed at the university.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you work with taking xxxxx classes   1 Answer

  2.  

    Carpenter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    be patient hiring process is detailed

    Interview Questions

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    Graduate Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Canyon, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at West Texas A&M University (Canyon, TX) in June 2013.

    Interview

    This job does not have a specific interview process. The Interview looks like that employer needs to know about candidate's personality and ask your class times. It is like talking with your friends.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Graduate Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Canyon, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at West Texas A&M University (Canyon, TX) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Brief interview with professors who need a GA. And then they accepted the offer. It took just a couple of days from application to an offer. If there is available GA hours, the department office will connect to candidates.

    Interview Questions


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    Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at West Texas A&M University.

    Interview

    Campus visit was quite impressive. It can be hard to keep up with everyone I met. Initially interviewed at a conference and later was invited to visit. Campus was nice. Faculty were engaged during my presentation

    Interview Questions


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    Assistant Professor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Amarillo, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at West Texas A&M University (Amarillo, TX) in August 2013.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by 4 faculty just before the beginning of the Fall term. Each asked questions about my research and my teaching. But mostly it was to convince me that they had the facilities for my research. However, they emphasized how much the teaching load was and the amount of committee work they had to do, since the faculty did all the work for many of the administrators. They used this time to tell me of the sad history of previous presidents who established a reign of terror. I was also interviewed by the chair of the department who had been there during that time and told me that "academic freedom" were not words that could be used safely there. Then I was interviewed by the Dean who basically retold me the story about meeting tenure. It was up or out (although clearly not applied evenly to everyone there, as I was soon to discover.) I learned that he could pretty much overrule what my fellow faculty members wanted in that decision. Since there are extremely few tenure-track faculty positions, due to a steady decline in them since the 1970's, and increasingly greater numbers of adjunct positions of temporary faculty doing all the teaching in most colleges and universities, I could not decline this position. There were none others at that time. 92% of STEM PhDs cannot get jobs requiring a PhD, and thus makes the continued education for a PhD next to worthless or one of only increasing debt, if one pursues PhD level jobs. I also gave a presentation about my research. The presentation was supposed to show my lecture style, since most professors still use this as their teaching mode. However, I enclosed materials from my teaching portfolio for past courses which included the use of case studies for discussion by group work in my lecture classes, and some lab exercises I had created for various courses that overlapped with those I would teach at this university. So most of the interview process was to tell me how important it was to have some realization of the environment I would be moving into. But I found out that this was only a tiny, tiny bit of the reality check I needed to survive here.

    Interview Questions

    • Would I be comfortable with teaching a general biology course for students who were a mix of majors in biology and non-majors taking the course to satisfy general core requirements?   1 Answer
    • How would I feel about having to share lab space with another faculty member?   1 Answer
    • How do I feel about having to get delayed setup funds for my research?   1 Answer

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    Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Canyon, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at West Texas A&M University (Canyon, TX) in April 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process involves behavioral questions as well as basic questions about skills and prior experience. The questions are asked by various members of the interview team, which typically is comprised of three to five individuals, including the department manager, another member of the department and colleagues from the division or other departments with whom the candidate would work.

    Interview Questions

    • You may be asked to state what you know about WT and the job for which you're applying. Be prepared to say why you're interested in the position and what makes you the best candidate.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Utility Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Canyon, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at West Texas A&M University (Canyon, TX) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Asked basic questions about problem solving skills and how you handle situations in other places of work. Very casual for an interview. Expect typically two people to be interviewing. They prefer you to have some customer service type of experience to be able to deal with people you come in contact with.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiations.


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    Camp Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at West Texas A&M University.

    Interview

    One on one casual, basic leadership questions that pertained to the specific job role. Interviewer was very easy to talk to, and very personable. I knew whether I had the job before even leaving the interview. Overall it was a very positive experience.

    Interview Questions


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    John G O'Brien Distinguished Chair In Education Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Canyon Lake, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at West Texas A&M University (Canyon Lake, TX) in June 2009.

    Interview

    Detailed expectation for application submission. ALL transcripts. WTAMU paid all expenses for interview trip. Long but comprehensive interviews with all stakeholders.

    Interview Questions

    • How would I support the Go Global initiative which is highly supported by the Dean.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Emails back and forth negotiating research stipend and possible summer school options. Be sure to get everything in an email or writing.


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