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How do European PhD interviews work when a candidate is not local?

How do European PhD interviews work when a candidate is not local? Are virtual interviews common? Edit: In particular, I am interested in interviewing for a German CS position when I am in Slovenia.
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How many courses should I discuss in an academic video interview?

One of the questions some academic hiring committees sometimes ask job candidates during the interview process is, "What courses would you like to develop and teach?" How should a candidate respond ...
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How to learn about a department's culture?

I recently interviewed for a teaching position, but I have concerns about the department's culture. First, I learned that the department adopted a different hiring process for me. They made me jump ...
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How to properly withdraw an application for a faculty position?

I applied for an assisstant professor position in Germany, and was invited to an interview. However, I have since come to the conclusion that I would most likely would not accept the position even if ...
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Waiting for an interview outcome ( Research Associate Position) [closed]

I did an interview for a research associate position 10 days ago and I still don't know anything. They told me they would let me know "soon" but they also had a problem with one of the project ...
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Is there usually an on-campus interview when hiring a lecturer with a one year contract?

In this case, I am asking about "Lecturer" in the North American sense, which means a faculty member who teaches but is not required to perform research.
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What is expected in a 5 minute postdoc interview presentation?

I have been invited to interview for a postdoc position at a good university. They asked me a different question to most of my other interviews. For the presentation they want me make a 5 minute (...
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Do high-ranking US grad schools typically interview PhD applicants?

I am planning to apply for Engineering PhD programs in the US this Fall; however, I am a bit confused as to whether US Engineering grad schools typically conduct interviews for PhD applicants. I had ...
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How much advanced notice is expected for faculty interviews?

I have a faculty interview for a Canadian university coming up some time in the next week. For this interview I have to prepare 2 lectures. I still havent received the date, nor the lecture topics. ...
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PhD application interviews on same day for different programs

I'm not sure if anyone has experienced this type of issue or has advice, but I've noticed that many of the doctoral programs I'm applying to conduct interviews at the exact same time. I'm applying to ...
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Will quitting PhD after six months affect my ability to get another?

I've been at my current PhD for six months but in that time have only had 3 meetings with my supervisor, the last of which was over 2 months ago. Worse than that, I've tried enquiring about our next ...
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Questions to a prospective PhD student

Background: My lab (life-science) has been awarded with a grant that allows to employ a PhD student that the group should select. We shortlisted three candidates according to their knowledge (they ...
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Do universities notify failed candidates?

After interviewing for faculty positions, would universities (in the US, or in general) notify me if they chose to proceed with other candidates or to close the search?
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How to present my work experience in a PhD interview?

I am going to attend my 2nd round PhD interview. There are two parts. One is about a 20-minute long presentation focusing on my work experience, motivation and anything which can prove I am able to ...
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Invitation to visit university for PhD

Recently, I have been interviewed for swedish phd and I have gone through several skype interviews and writing task. They have send me an email that I am a strong candidate. Now they are asking for ...
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Interview questions with potential PhD advisor [closed]

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?

UPDATE: I have decided to provide an update in order to show other job seekers how confusing these things can get. Plus, show people that patience and respect are very important during your job ...
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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?