When we send our curriculum vitae the search committee reviews our document first.Then committee member contact us or contact to referencing member for further information.Selected candidate are invited for interview , then faculty member review the candidate document , after group meeting and faculty vote an employment offer letter is sent to the selected candidate.
- Preparing for interview :-
Get information about department where you are going for interview from website or you can also contact to colleagues who work there and interview schedule. Candidate should prepare a research presentation , outline your program so that main information is covered in the given time period.Practice your presentation with your visual materials and notes so you can master your pacing, volume, strength, and fluency. Prepare answer to question , most of the question are asked on your current research , teaching experience , professional activities. Academic interview include 3 type of interviews i.e conference , phone and on-campus interview. They determine your potential. You should went into the interview with the attitude that this was the job that I really wanted. An interview is your opportunity to find out about the institution, as well as their opportunity to find out about you. During interview process you have speak enthusiastically about your work , establish eye-contact , end with a strong conclusion. Feel free to comment positively on what you are learning about the institution and department.
- Interview Process:-
Interview schedule shall contain one to three days in length. Schedule include One-to –one interviews with individuals , group interview with faculty , professional presentation to faculty. In all interview meetings, you may be asked about your prior experience, research interests, professional goals, and opinions or viewpoints on professional issues.
- Personal Question :-
- Where do you see yourself in ten years?
- Are you interested in extracurricular involvement at our school?
- Have you ever received an award?
- Do you belong to any social networking websites (Facebook, etc.)? Do you mind logging in and showing us your profile right now?
- What do you feel is wrong with public education?
- Tell us about your references and what they would say about you if they were here with us today.
- What would your last boss say about you?
- How would one of your students describe you?
- Imagine you are at your retirement party at the end of your career. How would people describe you as a teacher?
- Who do you look up to and want to emulate?
- Why are you a good fit for this job and our school district?
- Tell us a little about your professional experiences.
- Do you have a professional portfolio you would like to share with us?
- Name three words that describe you.
- What is the most satisfying thing about teaching?
- What is the biggest challenge , shocking thing in teaching?
- What are the important aspects of a good principal?
- What part of teaching do you look the most forward to?
- What is the last book you read? When did you read it? Tell us about it.
- Have you ever been a substitute teacher? Describe that experience.
- Do you belong to any professional teaching organizations?
- What is the difference between a good teacher and an outstanding teacher?
- What are your interests outside of teaching?
- What makes you qualified for this teaching position?
- Why did you become a teacher?
- What is your philosophy on teaching?
- What separates you from other teaching candidates?
- How well has your university prepared you for teaching?
- What is the most important thing you learned from your cooperating teacher?
- Would you say that you are a tough teacher?
- How do you integrate technology into your lessons?
- How do you allow students to express their creativity in your classroom?
- Do you have students use higher order thinking in your class? Give an example.
- How do you develop self-esteem within students?
- How do you prepare students for standardized testing?
- What are techniques you use to teach besides direct instruction?
- What do you do if the whole class is “not getting it”?
- How closely do you follow your lesson plan?
- What do you put in your learning objectives of your lesson plan?
- How do you connect your lessons to the “real world”?
- Have you ever utilized a class newsletter? What did you include in the letter?
- How would you deal with an angry parent if they called you?
- How do you keep parents aware of their son’s or daughter’s grades?
- How would you react if a parent complained about your class?
- Explain how you meet IEP needs.
- How do you feel about inclusive classrooms?
- What is your experience co-teaching with an inclusion specialist?
- How do you accommodate for non-English speakers?
- What is your classroom management plan and what do you hope to accomplish with it?
- What does a model classroom look like to you?
- Would you create a behavior modification plan for ongoing misbehavior?
- What is the most challenging behavioral situation you have ever dealt with? How did you react?
- What are your classroom rules?
Mistakes Of Faculties in Interview :
Teaching interviews are your time to show your knowledge and your love for the profession.
- Talk Too Long:-
Answer each of the questions thoroughly.You should use visual clues as you are speaking to let you know if the interviewer is ready to move on.
- Be Argumentative :-
It is best to avoid argument. The interview is not the time disagreeing with interviewer.
- Use "Big" Words or Slang :-
Don't try to impress the interviewer with your huge vocabulary. Don't revert into vernacular when you are interviewing
- Answer Questions with a Simple Yes or No :-
Answer each question to put you in a positive light. Don’t give answer in Yes Or No format
- Look Disturbed :-
Don't shake your leg, look at your watch, twist your hair, or do any other action.When you are entering into interview put aside all worries.
Do not disturb interviewer when they are speaking, even if you know the answer to their question before they are done, let them have their say.
- Act or Dress Inappropriately
Don't went late, chew gum, bite your nails, use indecent language, or smoke. Make sure that you choose a professional clothing it is ironed well comb. Be cautious with your perfume and make sure you have prune your nails.
- Talk Bad About Anyone:-
Don't speak badly about former coworkers or students. Always answer in as positive manner.
- Disorganized in Your Answers :-
Organize your thoughts quickly. Finish your thoughts and use transitions to move to additional examples. Avoid going back to previous answers if at all possible.
- Be depressed :-
You don't want to appear like you don't believe success is possible.
- Let confidence sound like ego
Confidence means that you’re sure enough in yourself to admit when you’re wrong. Ego means that you believe you’re never wrong. Show that you believe in yourself.
- Get nervous :-
Don’t sweat it , exhibit those common nervous tendencies.
- Don’t stop talking :-
If you’ve made your point, then stop talking and allow the interview to go on. Develop each statement enough so that you’re thorough, but then stop.
- Failure to develop :-
Continue to read books, relevant Internet sites, take courses, etc. , you have stayed current on trends in education
- Neglect to give explanation :-
If you are neglecting to supply real life examples of your experiences leaves a gaping hole in your conversation.
- Fail to follow up:-
You have to send a personal , hand-written thank you note to interviewer.
- Talk less about your last job: :-
The only thing complaining about your last job will do is make the interviewer wonder what complaints you’ll have about this job.