Does anyone have experience with interviewing in the UK?
For an upcoming interview I have to give a 15 minute talk on my "plans for research and teaching" at the University. My impression is that this is a pretty standard presentation format for academic jobs in the UK, as I had an invitation last year (which I declined) asking for the same type and length of talk.
Since I only have experience with U.S. research talks, I'm deliberating how construct an effective pithy selling pitch. Although the talk is supposed to be framed with an emphasis on "future plans", I find it necessary to connect those future plans to my existing research (and teaching experience) and include some background about my research program. What would be your strategy if you had to give such a brief talk? I'm also interested in your thoughts on how to address the teaching component (beyond making connections between the content of existing or proposed courses with my areas of expertise).
Later in the day there will also be a panel interview. For that, I'm preparing for that as I would for any committee interview, in person or over the phone. Any further insights?
Based on the regimented schedule, I'm assuming that all candidates are being interviewed on the same day.