Assistant Professor Interview Questions

Assistant Professor Interview Questions

"When applying to be an assistant professor, you will be interviewed on your research experience, personal teaching philosophy, and technical understanding of your field of study. The university will want to be sure your research interests and teaching style are compatible with the programs you will be a part of. To become an assistant professor is usually the first step taken by students who have received their doctorates on their paths to becoming full professors."

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Colorado Mesa University
Assistant Professor was asked...December 13, 2013

This is a "teaching institution". How will you maintain an active research portfolio given the level of financial support provided for research by the institution?

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Work ethic and commitment for contribution to the existing body of knowledge. I teach by example and do not believe in teaching without engagement in the field on a professional level. If teachers are not engaged on this level, they will simply be regurgitating information that has been given to them. Professional development in the area of contribution to the field outside the institution creates credibility through achievement and equity in the community of the field at large. Less

Troy University

What is your teaching philosophy?

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All instructors have an idiosyncratic strength, which they should leverage to challenge students in precisely the way that represents their best source of value to the students. As instructors identify different learning styles among students (especially in non-traditional environments, which characteristically have more extremes of learning styles than traditional environments), they should mainly apply their range of teaching methods to their idiosyncratic strengths, rather than to their ancillary competencies. That way, students will benefit the most from those areas in which instructors are actually most competent. Less

Arizona State University

committee quizzed on my publications research interests. They were concerned bout my teaching philosophy. They asked me what courses I had taught at my previous faculty position.

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I had prepped for the interview which was to each Mexcian, Latin American and Chicano history, I fulfilled the expectations of the search committee and i offered student evaluations from last teaching job., Less

American University in Dubai

Are you willing to teach courses not in your comfort zone?

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You should say "No".

Yes. I am open to new challenges and ready to go out of my comfort zone by teaching courses that are not from my past routine teaching experience. As an International Academics, I was trained to be a university Teacher without border, i.e., I was trained to teach at any level in the system and any assigned courses outside my normal /usual teaching courses. I wish to gladly state that it is not new for me to teach courses outside my expertise. Less

Yes.Coming from a developing country I have taught several Times in remote places where I got good experiences with living people who were on a Real need of I am ready to overcome all the challenges which will encounter my path in my career development Less

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Ajman University of Science and Technology

General questions about my teaching philosophy and alot of behavior based questions.

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I hope to get this job.

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University of Texas at Austin

How would you teach an intro class.

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Skype or Zoom. Assignments, requiring their own research. Homework by email

Zoom. Questions to students and their answers. Assigments, requiring theit own research. Email. Less

Purpose: not only teach, but also develop theit abilities to think, to research, to solve problems, to make decisions Less

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Columbus College of Art and Design

them: what do you know about film festivals? me: could you more specific? them: we asked a broad question because we want to know what you know about film festivals? me; i know that that almost every city in the world has a film festival but only a few 'count'...and so on

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really, you think so? same as their previous question, 'who do you know?' for your information, i am now headed for a real university, a state institution, one of the top 10 film schools in the country. they have treated me with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. but you be you. Less

sounds like they spanked you. If you can't answer an open ended question, then why bother interviewing? Less

Fairleigh Dickinson University

How do you handle a difficult student?

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Solicito una oportunidad de aportar profesionalmente a su proyecto institucional, tenemos la formación, la capacidad y experiencia profesional adecuada, para el trabajo en curso. Gracias Edwin Less

Have a one on one conversation demonstrating your concern for the student

Indian Hills Community College

Why would I want to work there?

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I was interested in relocating to the area.

You don’t want to work there

Florida International University

Are you available to work at (insert day or time here)?

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Are you available to work at February 1, 2019 or earlier if necessary.

I am intereste to apply for this position. I am 45 years of experience teaching Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry,…But I do not know how to apply….No options appear in this form…Please make me know how?…Thanks a lot Less

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