Assistant Professor Of Psychology 

(Female, Age 31) from Freeport, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Assistant Professor Of Psychology
Salary $85,000
Other Compensation None Set
Company Size (not answered)
Location Freeport, NY
Years Experience 4 years

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Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Hofstra University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational university in Long Island, NY. There are 1,180 faculty members of whom 544 are full-time. Full-time undergraduate enrollment of 7,327. Total University enrollment, including part-time undergraduate, graduate and School of Law, is about 12,100.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I teach courses to undergraduate and graduate students, supervise student research, conduct research, and advise students academically.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Flexible schedule when classes aren’t in session (i.e., lots of vacation time), different health insurance options, great 403B retirement plan (contribute a the minimum and Hofstra contributes double)

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes, I teach. I love working with students. They are bright, young, enthusiastic, and excited about the possibilities ahead of them.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
University. It’s great.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 3
Benefits: 6
Hours: 1
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 5
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 2

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How you got your job

How did you get your current job?

What was the application process?
CV, research statement, teaching statement, 3 letters of recommendation

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes. Full day of meetings and a research presentation followed by q and a period. Dinner, lunch.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
too many to list

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Get good grades in college. Go to grad school and become involved in research. Get to know professors who can write you letters.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Intelligence–for obvious reasons. Good time management–it’s an unstructured job with different tasks and you need to manage your time well. Stress tolerance–it gets stressful. Motivation/drive–it’s a long, hard road to the PhD.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
You need a PhD for this job.

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Manage your time well and learn to say no to people who ask too much of you.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?

What are your current career goals?
Get tenure as a professor

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

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