I am getting ready for an interview and it occurred to me that the questions that I asked as a junior faculty (to the Dept faculty) may be different. What are typical questions that Assoc-level ask when interviewing? General environment of the Dept? Service/Leadership? Research resources? These are typical questions, though. Any suggestions would be great about questions that would adequately reflect your stage.
Date: 22 Nov 2014 15:02
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I think you will find that interviewing for a tenured position is much more fun and much much easier than interviewing for an assistant level position. It is just not the same (at all). Prepare to be wooed, my friend. Also, I guess the things you might think about asking might involve comparing how things are done there vs. where you are now. Be prepared to explain your interest in the position vis a vis where you are now and have an answer that does not trash where you are but sort of threads the needle: "Where I am is great, but here are the goals I cannot achieve there that I hope to achieve here". That kind of thing. You might also ask junior faculty that you meet about how easy they found it to get their work rolling and if they have any things they would like to see change in the department. You might ask the graduate students similar questions.