An Inside Scoop on Interviewing to be an Assistant Professor

by Kyaw Aung

Looking for an Assistant Professorship, or just thinking about it? Here is an excellent article by someone who was recently on the job hunt and who has also had the chance to look at the hiring process from the other side. The article is full of important tips about what to expect and how to prepare for this very important event. 

Excerpt:

Who knew job interviews would be so brutal fun?

If you are a graduate student or post doc, you might dream of becoming a professor at a research university some day. Do you know what it takes to get the job? This year, I was invited to a few research universities for on-site interviews. Although I had some idea about the job interview process, I was pretty much clueless regarding how to prepare. Going into the battlefield on your own is very challenging; so, I started with collecting information on-line and seeking advice from colleagues. Since I found this approach – tapping into my Community of Minds – extremely helpful in preparing, I would like to share my experience applying and interviewing for Assistant Professor positions with the hope that it might help you better prepare for your own interview.

See the full article here.