Preparing for a “teaching professor” interview: Opinion


In a recent article for the Chronicle of Higher Ed, Ashley Juavinett discusses how to prepare for the increasingly common position of “teaching professor.” Juavinett writes that the teaching professor position is often responsible not only for teaching, but for developing pedagogical methods that meet student learning needs. The author outlines the typical requirements for the job and what to expect during the interview process. The process may include a teaching demonstration, which should be “the best lecture you ever give;” as well as a discussion of plans for scholarly and diversity work, which should be treated like a research job talk. Finally, Juavinett recommends tailoring application materials to show an understanding of the local context and recognize that there will be variable expectations for those in this evolving role.

Chronicle of Higher Ed (Acct. Req.)