How to Prepare for Faculty Position Interviews

Course Length: 1.5 Hours
Course Style: High-Definition On Demand Video

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this comprehensive and engaging course, you will be able to:

  1. Review the core components that will make you successful in the faculty position job search and application process
  2. Prepare effectively for your screening and campus interviews
  3. Compare and contrast best practices when being interviewed online vs. in-person
  4. Answer the most common and trickiest screening and campus interview questions
  5. Use a template to develop an effective “Elevator Speech” about yourself
  6. Discuss what the average campus visit entails and review sample itineraries
  7. Build and deliver an outstanding in-person or online teaching demonstration
  8. Master the 7 components of a successful job talk (“Chalk Talk”)
  9. Prepare for campus interviews by Search Committee, student groups, and administrators
  10. Navigate campus visit socials and meals (incl. conversation basics and questions to ask)
  11. List steps you can take to maximize the likelihood of a job offer after your campus visit


Will Coghill-Behrends, PhD is Co-Director of the Linda R. Baker Teacher Leader Center at the University of Iowa, where his focus is on expanding global education initiatives within the College of Education. Winner of the prestigious Audrey Qualls Diversity Award and Mary Jo Small Development Fellowship, Dr. Coghill-Behrends is now a leading authority on navigating academic careers, culminated in his seminal texts: The PhD Handbook to the Academic Job SearchCV Handbook: A Curriculum Vitae Owner’s Manual, and Getting Hired. He received his doctorate from the University of Iowa, where he also now serves as Clinical Associate Professor in Multilingual Education. Prior to his faculty appointment, he coordinated and led several programs at the university on academic and professional job seeking for individuals with professional graduate degrees. In addition to having delivered conference presentations across the globe, Dr. Coghill-Behrends has published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Behavioral Education and Journal of College Student Development.

DISCLOSURES: This course can be classified as video-based homestudy without interactivity, and has an intended audience of professionals in the following sectors: Non-profit, Industry, University, Community College, Government Agency, Hospitals & Clinics, and Independent Researchers. Publication Academy, Inc. reports no conflicts of interest and has received no commercial support in the development and hosting of this training from its instructors. Publication Academy, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. If you wish to enquire about a refund due to technical difficulties, please e-mail

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