I'm sure it differs by position and school, but is there a ballpark number of how many are invited to phone interviews? I just got the initial call from the department head today, so it seemed inappropriate to ask, but does anyone know?
Date: 09 Nov 2010 19:38
Number of posts: 8
RSS: New posts
School/Ed Psych but with a broad background, so I have also applied to open, developmental, and some clinical.
I am clinical and I have had two phone interviews thus far. The first one, they interviewed 10 ppl, which my advisor (who has been on a lot of search committees the past 30 years or so) said that was a lot. The second one, they had about 5 from what I could gather. Not sure how consistent this is for other areas, but hope this helps. Best of luck.
At once place I had a campus interview at last year (developmental), they told me that they got almost 150 applications, did phone interviews with 12, and invited 4 to campus. They told me this once I was there for the campus interview, somewhat casually, as we were walking from one building to the next. I was glad to get the info, because like you, I wanted to know but didn't want to ask.
For the phone interview at this place, they asked a standard set of questions to every interviewee — similar to the technique described here: http://cgi.stanford.edu/~dept-ctl/cgi-bin/tomprof/posting.php?ID=1052 They told me that they were using this technique at the beginning of the phone interview, as a heads up that the questions might ask about things I'd already addressed.
Thanks for all of the inputI was assuming the number was higher (20+), so I guess there's that to cling to! And thanks for the link, guestthat is really helpful. Good luck everyone!