Teaching Assistants' Training Program

Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, 130 St. George Street, Robarts Library, 4th floor

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Mock Academic Interview

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST


Wednesday, November 22, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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Blackburn Room, Robarts Library 4th Floor – ELECTIVE

June Larkin, Senior Lecturer in Women and Gender Studies and Equity Studies
Diane Horton, Associate Professor, Teaching, in Computer Science
Charly Bank, Associate Professor, Teaching, in Department of Earth Sciences
Reinhart Reithmeier, Professor in Biochemistry

Joe Curnow, TATP Social Sciences Trainer
Kangbin Zhou, TATP Sciences Trainer
Cristina D’amico, TATP Humanities Trainer

Landing a faculty position is the aspiration of many senior doctoral students, and the process of applying for and landing such positions is difficult and—in many ways—mysterious. While innovative research and a solid dissertation are vital to being competitive for academic positions, being able to represent yourself well in academic interviews is also an important part of the process.

In this 2 hour workshop, a multi-disciplinary panel of faculty will interview three current (or recently defended) doctoral students. The audience will see the candidates being interviewed and then get to listen in to the panel discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the interview. The interviewees will also reflect on the experience of the interview. Those attending this workshop will be able to watch different people’s interview styles, and will have the opportunity to ask questions of all of the participants about the interview process.


Blackburn Room