I worked at Notre Dame full-time (More than a year)
I am proud to have been employed at UND. I left the university to be closer to my husband, however, there is a lot of opportunity to do excellent research as they are investing in a strong scientific community within the university and in the city of South Bend. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked in such a collaborative environment.
My center had some managerial changes during my time as a research scientist, so there was a brief lack of leadership, however, I was able to obtain support when I sought it out.
Advice to Management
Continue to invest in research and graduate students.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN).
I was contacted by a recruiter who wanted to see if I was interested in this role, given the fact I'd applied for a similar role within the month prior, but for which I was rejected (likely on the basis of inadequate experience).
The recruiter contacted me about two days before the open writer/editor position's application deadline, so I felt a little pressured to apply in time.
The first interview was via phone with the recruiter, who asked questions about my applicable experience and why I wanted to work for the office in which the role was being filled. He also gave me a rundown of the timeline for the hiring process, which was greatly appreciated.
I was contacted for an in-person interview by the hiring manager within the same week as the phone screening. Once confirmed for the in-person interview, I was asked to preemptively complete a writing exercise and submit it prior to the on-campus interview.
I went to campus for a half-day "marathon interview", during which I completed an editing exercise at 8 a.m., then met with a small group, then a large group, then another small group, and later taken to lunch by the close-knit team with which I would work each day.
It was a nice day, but I feel the 10-person, half-day-long process was a bit unnecessary for such an entry-level role.
I left feeling as though I'd been cross-examined or interrogated, rather than feeling as though I'd had many meaningful conversations about the role.
Unfortunately, this type of grueling hiring process is rampant throughout many institutions of higher education.
No offer yet, but it may take a few days for the team to get through other candidate interviews.