Phone Interviews

These days, it is fashionable for some CS departments to pre-screen faculty candidates with a phone interview. These can be stressful if you are not well-prepared, but they are usually easy to get through with the right amount of preparation. My first 2 interviews or so was not successful, but the rest went smoothly. This is because, in most places, you’ll get asked the same questions over and over again. Below is a list of questions that I got asked. Note that some questions are specific to my research area, but you get the idea, the panel of interviewers (there is usually a bunch) will ask you about your particular work.

Disclaimer: some of these questions that I actually got asked were from Philip Guo’s faculty job application guide (an awesome guide that is, alas, no longer available online.)