Our books






Become a Fan

« Remaining research-active outside academia | Main | On starting papers, or: how I got over professional despair and learned to love philosophy again »

02/22/2019

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

return of moose

Thanks a lot for answering my question! This approach sounds good to me--and is pretty much what I actually covered in the interview that prompted my question. (As it happens, I got invited on campus, so maybe it wasn't so bad.) I still worry about running short, which it seems like that interview did, since I can be pretty concise. It's also good to know that this is what "assessment" usually means. I've had other interviewers ask about curricular assessment, which threw me.

Trevor Hedberg

One complication to these structured interviews is that you can be asked questions that seem pretty far out of left field. In every interview of this type I've had, there have always been 1-2 questions that I have never been asked before and that don't turn up on the typical "common interview question" lists. It can be hard to prep for those situations. There have also been several where there are technical problems with the connection, which has affected how the interview proceeds and how I have to moderate the time I take to answer questions. (In each case, it was something on the hiring committees side that was amiss.) That's also pretty hard to prep for.

Marcus Arvan

Hi Trevor: That's something I've run into as well, as an interviewee. It's one of the (many) reasons I don't like interviews! If you get questions you didn't prepare for and all of a sudden you're put on the spot, you might not give the best answer--one that's not reflective of how you actually think about the issue, if only you had a bit more time (and a bit less pressure!) to think about it.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Current Job-Market Discussion Thread

Job-market reporting thread

Writing Service


Categories