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Filippo Contesi

"Why do you want this job?" was a question I was asked at my only relevant job interview---although this was at a (UK) research-oriented school.

"What would you do to ensure students do the reading required of them in advance of lectures?" was another question that I was asked at the same job interview.

"Where do you see yourself in 5 years research-wise?" was another one.

"What was a problem you encountered in admin and how did you overcome it?" was yet another one.

I realize this is a post about teaching schools but I thought I'd post about my experience anyway partly because I think this can be an extremely useful series of posts and I would love it to continue with more people commenting and with future posts about research schools, postdocs etc.

Marcus Arvan

Thanks, Filippo. I have to confess to being very surprised so few people took the opportunity to share questions. I thought this would be a very helpful series. I'll see if I can drum up more interest in it!

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