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Teaching talks as part of the interview process for a faculty position?

I can't speak to European institutions, but my limited experience with US universities leads me to believe that some form of demonstration, such as teaching or giving a presentation, is common ...
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Teaching talks as part of the interview process for a faculty position?

How common is it, when applying for faculty positions, that the applicant is asked to give a talk as if they are teaching an undergraduate class? At least in Central Europe, this seems to be standard ...
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Teaching talks as part of the interview process for a faculty position?

My impression is that this is fairly standard practice. When I was a PhD student in the UK there were these generic talks every Friday for a general audience and you could see senior members of staff ...
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Informative questions to ask in a faculty interview?

While getting my degree in psychometrics I learned a few things: First, interviews are almost useless, but are slightly less useless if they are highly structured. People form an opinion in the first ...
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Teaching talks as part of the interview process for a faculty position?

When I was first on the job market I interviewed all over, including global top 10 (got an offer), all the way down to global 700 (no offer! it's all about fit), and many places in between. All ...
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Teaching talks as part of the interview process for a faculty position?

At small liberal arts colleges in the USA, you can be certain that you will be asked to teach a class, usually 50 minutes. This is in addition to your research talk. Once the date is set for your on-...
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Teaching talks as part of the interview process for a faculty position?

When I was still a student (in Germany) I attended several lectures given by candidates that were applying for faculty positions. This is quite normal. They even asked for feedback from us (the ...
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Teaching talks as part of the interview process for a faculty position?

For a T&R (as opposed to Teaching-only) position at a UK institution (I would imagine this being equally true for mid-tier and Russel group universities), this is the norm, with some minor caveats....
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Struggling with PhD interviews

I think it is hard to say whether the problem really was interviews. Usually there is competition and you may have run against competition that was better also in other respects (like better MSc, ...
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Getting response from thank you email in second round of interview

Well, of course it's not a bad sign. But you can't read too much into it. When we're hiring and a candidate sends me a thank you note, I always respond. It's just a polite thing to do. The fact that I ...
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Wait time for interview process

Usually, the committee makes a decision quickly after the interviews are completed. Moreover, towards the end of the interview the committee usually informs the candidates about the next steps, i.e. ...
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