My program requires faculty applicants to give a research job talk and a clinical/teaching talk. It is not totally clear what they are looking for in the clinical talk, as I have heard different faculty say "terrible" and "great" about the exact same talk. But I was curious how common this is overall. Does every clinical program require 2 talks? I will be on the job market next year and am wondering if I should prepare a clinical talk ahead of time, or wait and see what I am asked to do.
Date: 20 Jan 2016 04:18
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Not very common, at least not at R1 schools. I wouldn't prepare any talk this far in advance.
Places with a teaching focus (e.g. mostly undergraduate population) often ask for a research talk and a teaching demo. I've never heard of a clinical talk, but that's not my area. I agree that you should not prepare this kind of talk so far in advance. If you have teaching experience you can probably throw something together based off your previous lessons (and your skills) for a teaching demo. If you don't have teaching experience you are unlikely to get an interview at a place that requires a teaching demo. Even if you do get an interview, you can put something together, especially with advice/help, in the moment.
Agree with above. When I was on the market in clinical, most places only asked for the research talk. One asked for a clinical talk too, so I prepped it quickly. Don't spend time on something you may likely not ever need.