Teaching Assistants' Training Program

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

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Mock Academic Interview (Online)

Monday, November 27, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST


Monday, November 27, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST


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.