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Interview questions with potential PhD advisor [on hold]

What kind of questions are asked by the adviser? What sort of questions do you ask your advisor during an online interview? Also, Which one do you choose during the interview; turn the webcam on or ...
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Postdoc interview - somewhat positive reply but no news?

I am in a weird situation that I don't really know what this means. I had a postdoc interview on-site late May. It was two days long. I gave two presentations and a 6 hour long hands-on lab ...
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How to gauge how professional/formal to dress for a tenure track interview [closed]

Departments vary a lot by discipline when it comes to what is acceptable attire for men and women both on a day to day basis and at interviews. Some demand a suit, while this would be ostentatious at ...
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Applying for a graduate-level Research Assistantship as an undergrad

I am undergraduate student, applying to be a research assistant for a relatively new professor. During the interview, after discussing the research project he was currently working on, he made the ...
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If the interviewer says “We have other interviews to conduct and then back to you in few days”, is it a bad sign to not get the job? [closed]

I had an academic interview. During the interview, some panel members showed positive body language. In the end, they asked me for a reference. After that, the main interviewer said that they had ...
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Academic postdoc: Interview process time insights

I had an informal meeting via Skype for a postdoc position that I am highly interested in, speaking of which, I was invited for a formal interview soon after. I was asked to give a talk to the lab (...
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Interview question

I have a question regarding an interview at a university. The candidates are asked to prepare a presentation on the topic of 'How will you contribute to the teaching, learning, and research in the ...
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Conducting interviews independently? [closed]

I'm an early career researcher who would like to conduct interviews for a research project on my own, and I was hoping to get some advice about whether this sort of thing is advisable. I recently ...
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How to prepare a ten-minute presentation for a PhD interview?

I've got an interview for a Ph.D. position and I need to give a ten-minute presentation for my recent research. I have completed two projects and right now I am doing another research which has a ...
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How should I reference my own previous work in a talk to a general audience?

I have to give a presentation to a general scientific audience (specifically, an interview talk). As part of the presentation I would like to highlight some of my previous work. I work in ...
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What to expect, prepare, bring to a short-noticed meeting solicited by a University Press editor?

How to prepare for a meeting/discussion with a major University Press editor when they solicited/sought you out on short notice (4 days)? Because I didn't solicit them, I don't have a full manuscript -...
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If I interview a professor, should I pay him or her?

As part of my Toastmasters club, I am preparing a speech where I have to research a topic I am not familiar with. One suggestion is that I could interview an expert (e.g. a professor) in a field ...
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Multidisciplinary Science & Engineering - Too overwhelming for industry/ academics?

Is being multidisciplinary a bad or under appreciated feature? I ended up graduating with a solid mechanical engineering (MechE) degree, but made my record extremely multidisciplinary through ...
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Is it possible to get a faculty position from a skype interview alone?

I am applying for faculty positions in a country outside the country I am currently a postdoc in (USA). My visa restrictions make it difficult traveling outside of the US for interviews. Is it ...
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Interview not reimbursed if offer is made but not accepted (UK)

I'm applying for Lecturer positions in the UK (entry-level faculty, other academic systems might call the position "Assistant Professor"). I just got short-listed for one of the positions I have ...
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Is there any advantage to request a in-person interview over a Skype one?

I have recently applied to a PhD position and have been invited for a Skype interview. I am thinking about proposing to have the interview in person instead. The website states that "interviews will ...
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Preparing a very short presentation for a PhD interview [closed]

I have an interview for a PhD position for which I have to create a presentation. They say: In this first stage interview you will be asked to give a four minute presentation on a project you have ...
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How to email Faculty Search Committee for seminar without implying to hurry on my application?

I had recently applied to several prestigious institutes in India. Just to explain the recruitment process in these institutes a Faculty Search Committee goes through your application that comprises ...
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Average rejection response time after a PhD interview [closed]

More than one week ago I had a PhD interview with a British university which probably has so many applicants on a rolling basis but I have not yet received the final result of my application. I wonder ...
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PhD interview - how to explain why I left a previous PhD?

I previously quit a STEM PhD program after 1 year. The reasons were complex but included burnout, mental health, pressure from the industrial sponsor, lack of support and loss of interest in the ...
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Request to move-up interview

This may be the wrong place for this question, but the format here is better. Please advise of a better website if I'm totally off base for this site. My situation: I hold a Masters of Accountancy ...
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whether my phd interview might have gone well or not

I had applied to a top-10 university for a PhD in mathematics, and the funded vacancies there are limited. I knew that in case of being shortlisted I was going to be interviewed. Hence, I recently ...
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How to deal with inappropriate comments during interviews for academic positions?

My friend told me this story that happened to him a few month ago during an interview for an assistant professor position in a north-american university: I was on a campus tour as a part of a full-...
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Travel reimbursement for interview after accepting another position

I know a PhD student (X) who is soon to defend, reaching the end of his funding, and has thus been applying to PostDoc positions. He was applying to two positions in two different groups. The first ...
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recommendation letters at different stages of interviews

Recommendation letters today become less and less important in affecting employers' final decision, though they are often requested at different stages or even before any interview. What to do to ...
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What are the typical questions students are requested to respond during a teaching demonstration they attend during a faculty interview? [closed]

Disclaimer: There are other questions asking for general advice on a teaching demonstration during faculty interviews. My inquiry is more specific: In the US, some colleges, which have a heavy focus ...
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Phd interview question

Just wondering if anyone has ever been asked this question during a PhD interview: If you get a place without funding, would you be able/willing to self-fund? My interviewer said that it was ...
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Interview for lecturer in UK but no grants, how do I compete?

I have a Skype interview for a highly competivite lecturer position at a UK university (100 applicants). I don't have large sums of money from external grants nor a fellowship but plenty of other ...
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What to do with repeated rejections for phd position

Background: I have been applying for PhD since last three years to more than 150 positions, very much specific to my skills and background. I only applied when I found positions' requirements ...
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How do I convince professors that I have enough math for the PhD position?

It has been a month since I received the rejection email. I gave it a long thought for a month, about whether to pursue another try at the position, while applying for other PhD and job opportunities. ...
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how to bring into full play what was prepared during faculty interviews [closed]

A faculty interview is short, whether it be a skype one or an onsite one. Esp for the former, as interviewers have tight and non-negotiable time limits, it's so short that there's little space beyond ...
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questions for the candidate to ask during a skype faculty interview [duplicate]

What questions for the candidate to ask during an initial skype faculty interview? In the field of physical sciences.
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How to make a great faculty interview presentation? [closed]

I have a faculty job interview coming up in a few months. I am trying to prepare the presentation that includes my past (PhD and postdoc) research and future research. I am looking for some sample ...
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Addressing a poor student-advisor relationship in job interview

I have a couple of interviews for research assistant vacancies in the next few days, but I didn't list the advisors of my undergraduate research project as my references, even though I added the ...
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What should I prepare for a postdoc interview?

I am preparing for a postdoc interview. In the invitation e-mail, they send me a paper to read beforehand. My question is that: What do they expect from me in the interview related to the paper?
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What to expect from or discuss in a Skype call about the possibility of a research position?

I'm going to have a skype call with a University Professor (Computer Science) to discuss the possibilities of working in his lab as a postdoc. He already told me (via email) that he can not produce ...
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What type of content (depth/breadth) is expected for a short presentation for Asst Professor interview in the UK?

I have been recently offered an interview call for my dream job - Asst. Professor (above lecturer grade, but below Assoc Prof/Reader grade in the UK) in a newly founded research group at a mid-tier UK ...
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Is it appropriate to ask a job candidate if we can record their interview?

I am part of a faculty search committee. One round of our process is Skype interviews of top candidates. Not all of our committee will be able to attend each interview (even remotely). Would it be ...
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Is it very unprofessional to contact people from an old job interview and tell them that I think I've made a mistake?

One year ago I withdrew from one job application. I met the committee, the interview lasted nearly 2 hours, they showed me the institution, I had lunch with one of the senior team member. Then I ...
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Disclose mental health issue during PhD during an interview?

I am about to face an interview for a one year fellowship. One of the criteria for the selection is length of time as a doctoral candidate. While I am within my registration period, I'm allowed one ...
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No response after PhD interview

I had a face-to-face interview at a German University for a PhD position on Feb 12. The project is co-supervised by two professors. I was asked to prepare a presentation of my Master thesis for the ...
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Over-qualified candidate for a master programme?

Yesterday I had an interview with a professor. She was trying to show me that I am a over-qualified candidate for the master program... I asked her would it affect my chance? She told me she wouldn’t ...
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Theorists facing tenure track faculty interviews

The faculty interview is based on the context of a department stressing on industry interaction. When asked about how to buy lab equipments and find funding, may a theorist answer the search committee ...
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4 weeks after on campus interview - ask about update

I had an on-campus interview for a tenure track assistant professor position in mathematics about 4 weeks ago. The interview seemed to go well, I felt I was well-received. I was told at the end of ...
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How to assess the long-term stability of a college as part of a job search

A few weeks from now, I'll be traveling for a flyout interview to a SLAC (small liberal arts college) in the eastern United States. The college is very small, less than 1,500 students. If hired, I ...
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What kind of questions should I expect in an human resources (HR) manager interview? [PhD]

Firstly, I was interviewed by the prospective supervisor who asked me technical questions about my research interests. (he gave me a green light) Now, the HR manager has called me for a Skype and a ...
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How bad are typos in PhD interview emails? [closed]

The typo I'm talking about is literally one wrong letter.
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solution to questions of lab equipments and funding search during faculty interview [closed]

In a faculty interview, when asked about how to prepare for lab equipments and how to search for funding, how to answer, esp for postdocs having no experience in these things? This is spoken in a ...
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strategy to test a professor's research ability in an interview

Some professors might have many papers and a high reputation, but aren't necessarily good at theory/maths/research hard skills. In a face to face or video interview, what will be the best strategy to ...
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Purpose of humanities PhD interview for less prestigious program?

everyone— A quick and vague question. I've applied to 9 English PhD programs this cycle at institutions that vary greatly in prestige. Only one of them, the least prestigious program, requires a ...