University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Sample Interview Question for Faculty Candidates

  • Describe your style of instruction.
  • What do you think are the most significant characteristics of a proficient instructor?
  • What is your greatest strength as an instructor?  Your greatest weakness?
  • How do you engage students, especially those that appear less motivated or disinterested in the course topic?
  • How do you define excellence in teaching?
  • Describe how your style of instruction can benefit UConn graduate and/or undergraduate students.
  • What improvements have you made to teaching (discipline)?
  • Describe how you have incorporated service learning into your instruction.
  • Describe your favorite courses taught in the last 2-3 years.
  • Describe how you have integrated multicultural experiences into your instructional methods.
  • Describe any online courses you have developed or taught in the last 2-3 years.
  • What are your long-term teaching goals?
  • What technology applications have you utilized in the classroom?
  • Describe your viewpoint on the importance of the use of technology in the teaching and learning process.
  • What are your current research interests?
  • What is your greatest strength as a researcher and scholar?  Your greatest weakness?
  • Describe how you have involved students in your research.
  • Describe your current research projects, grant submissions, etc.
  • How will your research interests fit in with other research efforts in the department?
  • How would your background and experiences strengthen the department?
  • What do you think most uniquely qualifies you for this position?
  • What are your expectations of the University and this position?
  • Do you have any additional information that you would like to share?
  • Do you have any questions for us?