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New Blog About Academic Interviews

The University of Michigan just started a new blog on the topic of how to handle the academic interview. What kinds of questions do you fear, and how should they be handled? How do you prepare for the interview?

In general the four primary topical areas of any interview, especially early in the process, are your dissertation work, future research goals, your teaching, and your interest in the specific institution and/or department. Obviously the role and importance of each of these will vary by each situation, but in general most interviews will spend considerable time on each of these topics.

The blog needs voices for it to be a successful discussion, and although it is hosted by UM, anyone can participate and potentially benefit. So, why not chime in your thoughts?