I have been invited for a Zoom interview for an Assistant Professor position in the department of computer science in the UK. I have been asked to present a 20 minute presentation on an area of my current research that I am particularly proud of, to include at least one slide/section on my approach to teaching. The audience will be all the staff in the department and a few PhD student representatives. The presentation will be followed by 10 minutes for questions.
On seeking clarification about what is expected in the teaching part of the presentation, I was told the following – “one of the slides of the presentation will be to do with the way or method or style you will use to deliver your teaching. You can combine this with your research, e.g. if you are going to deliver the research topic you are interested in teaching, how will you do that?”
Looking at the brief given for the presentation, I am planning to divide the 20 minutes in the following way - 2 minutes for my overarching research vision, 14-15 minutes for a problem that encapsulates the research vision, and last 3-4 minutes for teaching.
The part for a specific problem would essentially be at a similar level as a conference presentation and it would include mathematical results. In the part for teaching, I would speak about my University Teaching Qualifications, and my teaching and supervision experience. I would also briefly mention that students evaluations for my courses have been positive and they have improved with time.
However, looking at similar questions asked on Academia.SE, I wonder if I am going too technical in the part for a specific problem and/or spending too much time on it?
Could academics who are familiar with the UK system advise me on the appropriate time division for the presentation? I would also like to have some pointers on the kind of questions that I should expect following the presentation? Will they be mostly about research? Or should I expect questions about other issues like funding, REF and TEF etc? Thank you.
Edit following the answer given by Ben
Perhaps, I could show how I improved my teaching skills using some of the knowledge that I learnt while studying for University Teaching Qualifications.
This could be something simple like how I improved my skills in making illustrative slides by showing them the first version of a slide and then later an improved version of the same slide.
Or it could be about how I used feedback from students evaluations’ to introduce another learning activity in one of my courses.
This would showcase my critical thinking skills and ability to improve and it would also give me an opportunity to mention University Teaching Qualifications organically.
Does this sound like a better way to present my teaching skills and a better fit to given brief for the presentation? Thank you.