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History Professor Interview Questions

Ryan Brown
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25 History Professor
Interview Questions

  1. What is your basic teaching philosophy?

  2. Why are you the best candidate for us?

    Community Answers

    • "Your job description describes me! I am dedicated, have a strong work ethic, and your college is exactly what I am looking for."
  3. Have you ever had a great idea but been told that you could not implement it? How did you react?

  4. Other than tests, how do you assess student learning?

  5. How do you define good teaching?

  6. Have you involved your students in your research?

  7. Why do you want a career as a history professor?

    Community Answers

    • "It has always been my goal to teach at the college level. I have taught for eight years and I am excited to teach the subject that I am most passionate about!"
  8. Why do you want to be an educator?

    Community Answers

    • "I have always known that I wanted to be an educator since I was a young girl. It is a very rewarding experience from the days playing school with my friends when I would pretend to teach them; and now, with eight years of teaching experience in the classroom, I know it is the right place for me."
    • "Because I want to create a useable past."
    • "Because |I|'m a student so I want to give back what I've been taught."
    • "Because I have a passion for it."
  9. Tell me about your schooling experience.

  10. Describe your ideal job.

  11. Tell us about your preferred work environment.

  12. How would your background and experiences strengthen this academic department?

  13. What new skills have you learned over the past year?

  14. Why did you choose this profession/field?

  15. How are your communication skills?

  16. What are your current research interests?

  17. Describe your teaching style.

  18. What three words would your students use to describe you?

  19. Do you ever feel angry towards your students?

  20. Give me an example of a performance assessment.

    Community Answers

    • "Sure! After covering a certain topic, to ensure that I have reached all of my students and that they are comfortable with the material which they have learned, I may test them through questions of some kind; a quiz, test, written test, multiple choice answers, essays, or even class discussions which everyone takes part in."
  21. What do you feel is the most important skill a history professor should possess?

    Community Answers

    • "Knowledge and communication skills which will reach all of my students."
  22. As a History Professor, what do you believe is your best asset?

    Community Answers

    • "My love of reading and organization. Reading keeps me up to date on the current changes occurring within historiography and I am very organized which helps me to evaluate and plan curriculum for the class appropriately."
  23. Why are you the best history professor for us?

    Community Answers

    • "My education is in history with a BA is History as well as an MA in Military History. I also have eight years of experience teaching in the classroom and many more years teaching in other capacities as well."
  24. What was your biggest disappointment as a history professor?

  25. What was your greatest accomplishment as a history professor?

    Community Answers

    • "I have not had an opportunity to be a history professor yet. I am hoping that you will give me that opportunity."