Math Professor Interview Questions for Job Seekers

1 Please share an experience in which you successfully taught a difficult principle or concept. How were you able to be successful?
2 Describe an examination you administered which was effective. How about one which was not as effective?
3 Please share with me an example of how you helped coach or mentor someone. What improvements did you see in the person's knowledge or skills?
4 Describe an experience in which you identified the educational needs of your students and successfully developed a way to teach/train them.
5 Share an experience you had in dealing with a difficult person and how you handled the situation.
6 Share an experience in which you successfully shared a difficult piece of information. (The employer wants to ensure you have open communication with those you work with.)
7 Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work. (Be sure to mention that you make specific goals.)
8 What are some long-range objectives that you developed in your last job? What did you do to achieve them?
9 Share an experience when you applied new technology or information in your job. How did it help your company?
10 Give me an example of when you thought outside of the box. How did it help your employer?
11 Tell me about an experience in which you analyzed information and evaluated results to choose the best solution to a problem.
12 Share an example of a time you had to gather information from multiple sources. How did you determine which information was relevant?
13 Share an experience in which you used new training skills, ideas, or a method to adapt to a new situation or improve an ongoing one. (You want to demonstrate your ability to learn in your answer.)
14 Share an experience in which your understanding of a current or upcoming problem helped your company to respond to the problem.
15 Name a time when you identified strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions to problems. What was the impact?
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