This is it, the Big One. Probably the most important hour you spend during your interview, possibly the single most important determinant of you getting a job as a faculty member. The letter of application and CV just get you in the door and your references just prove you’re not a monster. The decision to
In contrast with vet school interviews, where the questions can be all over the place, the questions for faculty interviews are usually pretty similar. Here are the important ones I can think of. “Why do you want to work here?” This is almost always asked during an interview, often repeatedly by a variety of people.
Negotiating for a faculty position can be a stressful experience. There is a lot riding on decisions made in a short span of time. Fortunately, you can get everything in writing and make sure all is well with a simple rule of thumb: chat on the phone, negotiate via email. Many people think of negotiations
You want to create the best possible application. Providing you insight into my process of reviewing an application for a faculty position may help improve it. Fortunately, the competition for most veterinary faculty positions isn’t particularly fierce, so you are rarely competing against many applicants. Remember, the purpose of an application for a faculty position
Beyond just chit-chatting with people during your interview what, exactly, do you say? How do you present yourself in the most realistic light? I don’t say ‘most positive’ light because I believe you need to be authentic during your interview. If you present yourself as different than you are, you may lead to a bad
Possibly due to poor preparation, possibly due to nerves, and possibly due to ignorance, people applying for and interviewing for faculty positions routinely make mistakes. Most of them are minor, some of them are major. Here are some I have seen (and a few I’ve done myself). Hopefully, by reading this you can avoid them.
I have been putting off writing this post for a while because it’s just so overwhelming. All of your application materials have one job: to get you the interview. The interview is the high-stakes encounter when you are applying for a faculty job. The decision by the search committee is largely based on your performance
The timelines for vet school, internship, and residency are fairly straightforward: these all begin and end in the summer. What about when you finish your residency and you are getting ready to move on to private practice or academia? Here are some important considerations when applying for faculty positions. Faculty positions come open Whenever. Unlike
By The Pharmducator The last time I did a phone interview I was a senior vet student applying for internships. Therefore, I do not have the experience with this format that I do with any other. However, my significant other has been interviewing like a fiend for the past 6 months and has done numerous
Do you have a hard time asking for help? Talking to people? There are a lot of veterinary professionals out there who have a hard time with both of these. Veterinarians are notoriously self-reliant and independent. Imagine the early days with the lone vet out there on house calls- you didn’t have a cell phone