Academic Interviewing Strategies


Mar. 10, 2020, 1pm to 2pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Gather 1 & 2


This workshop will help you prepare for an academic interview. By participating in this workshop, you will:

  • Review the interview process for graduate students seeking an academic job

  • Learn what is expected of you in interviews

  • Discuss how to prepare for the most common components of campus interviews (e.g., job talk, teaching demonstration, doing your homework, etc.)

  • Identify appropriate behavior before, during, and after an interview, including questions to ask prior to the interview, dress code, and thank-you email/letter etiquette

Professional Development Academy Program: N/A

Professional Development Academy Pillars: Career Prep

Learning Experience: Panel

Time Commitment: < 2 hours

Lifecycle Stage: Mid, Late Master’s & Mid, Late Doctoral


  • Dr. Janet Dufek, Associate Dean and Professor, School of Integrated Health Sciences
  • Dr. Toni Repetti, Associate Professor and Director of Master of Hospitality Administration Program, Harrah College of Hospitality
  • Dr. Kristyne Wiegand, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Whittier College
  • Dr. Neffisatu Dambo, Assistant Professor, Counseling Core Faculty
  • Dr. Sara Jordan, Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator and Program Director of Couple and Family Therapy
  • Dr. Rebecca D. Benfield, Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Admission Information

This workshop is open to UNLV graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance for the workshop.

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Contact Information

Graduate College
Valarie Burke

External Sponsor

Graduate College