I am scheduled for an interview for a Lecturer position at a leading Irish university in a couple of weeks. I am trained, and have a job in the North American academic system. Thus, I am well versed with the N. American protocols, but do not know much about the UK/Ireland context. I have looked up resources such as the ones highlighted below, but I still have some questions.
- In an American context, an interview can be scheduled for 3 days with several rounds of discussion with members in the faculty. In Ireland, is it considered appropriate to reach out to individual faculty members for discussion regarding the position, department, and the university?
- What is the standard dress-code for the interview? Is it just a jacket and tie or a full suit?
- Are start-up funds part of the offer package, and worth discussing in the interview?
The resources I have looked up are as follows:
Interviewing for a lecturer position in the UK
My UK academic job interview experiences
For North Americans: the-peculiar British interview process