Landing a Job in Academia: What to Expect During the Interview Process
Resources: “The New 教师 Member” by Boice; UGA Office of Instructional Support and Development; Dr. Kim Oliver(凯时kb88官方网址)，凯时kb88官方网址RLS博士研究生. 詹妮弗·汉森(俄亥俄大学)
a. 研究与. 教学
c. 社区(城市和. 乡村、地理位置、气候等.)
d. Working environment (size of 教师, mentoring vs. “别打扰我，让我做我的工作”)
c. Frequent professional websites that promote job advertisement
d. Frequent the Chronicle of Higher 教育 website (www.纪事报.com.)你可以免费查看职位公告(晚1周)
a. Create a file for each job opening and document where, when, and to whom you sent materials
b. Print a copy of the job description posted by the institution (note deadlines and needs)
c. Collect transcripts from all your institutions (official or unofficial?)
d. Create a list of individuals who might consider writing letters of recommendation
e. Individuals who can attest to your ability to do research, 教学, and service
f. Create a cover letter that addresses the needs of the institution (from the job posting) convince the reader why you are a good fit and vice versa
5. 3 or 4 letters or recommendation or a listing of references
h. Contact individuals writing letters of recommendation at least three weeks of deadline
a. Notification of receipt of applications (did they receive all requested materials?)
d. A letter most likely is not good news; 遴选委员会 chair will most likely contact
f. Things you should ask before arranging the interview:
1. 多长时间? (1、2、3天)
2. 你要送什么礼物? (研究，授课，两者皆有)
5. What type of technology will be available for presentations?
a. Visit the departmental website to gather the following information:
b. Prepare your professional portfolio (hard copy/electronic versions?)
1. provide committee modified portfolio in advance of interview
1. prepare multiple formats (Power Point, www, overheads)
e. Prepare an informal 1, 3, and 5 minute explanation of the dissertation
a. Don’t check your presentation, laptop, or other essentials in luggage
b. Buy a local newspaper and campus student paper to know the present issues
d. Pick up apartment rental and housing advertisements to get a sense as to housing
f. Remember, the interview begins the moment you depart the plane
e. The interview is always jam-packed and exhausting, so take time for yourself
1. Visit the library and request the campus salary survey to know the salary
3. Visit with undergrads and grads (they are brutally honest)
5. Observe a class to assess (learning environment, quality of students, etc.)
6. Talk to Assistant Professors about departmental support for promotion and
i. 不要把自己困在一次不愉快中, know what the department needs and focus your strengths toward departmental needs
h.Be complimentary of current/former 教师/mentors
i. Ask questions of everyone, remember that you are interviewing the institution as well
b. When was the last time the 教师 got together socially? 共同掌权?
d. 教师的稳定性是什么? 人离开? 增加/减少数量?
e. Explain the tenure and promotion process here at ____________.
f. What type of management style does the 部门主管 use? 什么样的领导者
i. How flexible is the 教学 schedule to permit large amounts of free time for writing?
2. Everything you need to start your research agenda (video recorders, 音频录音机, 翻译员, 计算机程序)
7. 夏天的教学? 做研究的暑期工资?
b. Don’t say “yes” immediately, but let them know when you expect to make a decision
c. Provisions for not completing dissertation (even if remote possibility)
b. Don’t let it be personal, you need to be yourself and know that there are many things
c. Beyond your control that often determine who is hired
e. STOP THE MADNESS (realize that you will make no progress on your dissertation during the interview process, 所以试着“概括”这两者)
f. Don’t apply to jobs you know you won’t be happy in but apply to as many you consider worthwhile
e. Don’t be afraid to stall if you are awaiting another University (1-2 weeks is typically acceptable)
f. Make sure you will be happy with working at a University. You are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you.
g. Find some time to visit the library on campus and ask to view the 教师 Salary Document. This document will provide you a range of what individuals in your department are paid and give you realistic expectations of what to expect if an offer is made.
笨拙的面试问题 克莱尔·B. Potter from Insider Higher Ed Jan 5, 2011 web edition