Ace your teaching demonstration!
Most on-campus job interviews for faculty and academic positions include an in-person teaching demonstration. If you are applying for an academic position that requires you to teach, then one of the most important parts of your on-campus interview will be the teaching demonstration.
When you are invited to a campus, you are on the short list. This means you are one of the top 2 or 3 candidates for the position.
The committee members want to see more. They see something in you that might make you a good colleague who will into their department. They are ready to invest time and resources to get to know you better.
Congratulations for making it to this final round! Celebrate that accomplishment, and then get to work.
The stakes are higher now.
They are inviting you into their classrooms to talk with their students and show what you know about teaching and learning in higher education. This is it! You will not get a second chance.
In academia, we receive very little training (if any) on how to actually do the teaching demonstration. We're expected to show up and teach.
But, there's more to this part of the interview than giving just another lecture or presenting your research (that's a whole different part of the interview!).
You have to demonstrate who you are as a teacher, what you know about how students learn, why you are a good fit for their department, and how well you know your topic.
And you'll have to do it all in about an hour.
In a room you've never taught in before.
With students you've never met.
In the middle of a very busy day.
You have to be prepared and ready!
This course will help you get ready. You will know what to do (and not do!), what questions to ask, and what to expect. You will feel confident, prepared, and ready to ace your teaching demonstration!
This course will help you:
When you're invited to give your teaching demonstration, the search committee wants to know:
You need to be able to address all of these questions in your teaching demonstration. In this course, I will help you answer these questions and feel prepared for this part of your job interview.
"I have successfully defended my thesis and landed a job within the past week! I wanted to let you know because I feel that my experience teaching and your personal feedback really helped me be more confident both during my defense talk and my job interview! Thank you!"
--Graduate Student, NC State University
This self-paced course is divided into 3 parts. After you complete each part, you will be able to:
What's included in the course?
Who is this course for?
Hi! I’m Barbi, and I help college professors (and future professors!) design courses, increase student engagement, and improve learning. Throughout the past 18 years, I have facilitated thousands of professional development workshops and courses for professors, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars throughout the world.
When you work with me, you will get the perspective an expert in teaching to help you plan your teaching demonstration. I have coached and advised 400-500 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars through the process of preparing for their teaching demonstration and their campus interview. I've worked with professionals from nearly every discipline - Computer Science, Engineering, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Veterinary Medicine, Poultry Science, English, Psychology, Education, Genetics, Mathematics, Public Speaking, Nursing, Leadership and more.
The resources I provide are grounded in theory, informed by research, and designed for practical application. Wherever you are in your journey, my goal is to support you in your pursuit of teaching excellence. When you are successful, your students will be successful. And that’s why I dedicate my energy to supporting you!