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Preparing Your Teaching Demo for a Job Interview

January 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST

As part of the interview process for a faculty position, you may be asked to lead a teaching demonstration. In this interactive workshop, we’ll discuss ways to go into your teaching demo with preparedness, confidence, and adaptability. Participants will explore considerations related to their audience, factors affecting content, logistics (including technology), and teaching/learning interactions. Participants will also strategize ways to cope with unexpected challenges that could emerge during a teaching demo. By the end of this workshop, participants will be prepared to:

  • generate questions related to planning their teaching demo and strategize ways to find answers before their interviews
  • propose ideas to address challenging scenarios that might emerge during a teaching demo


Chas Brua, Pennsylvania State University
Beate Brunow, Pennsylvania State University

Workshop Schedule

This one-session online workshop meets on Wednesday, January 31 at 2-3:30PM Atlantic / 1-2:30PM Eastern / 12-1:30PM Central / 11AM-12:30PM Mountain / 10-11:30AM Pacific.


This workshop is designed first and foremost for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in STEM/SBE disciplines, but generally relevant to anyone interested in an introduction to teaching demonstrations.

Registration and Enrollment

**1/19/24 Update: This workshop is at capacity and registration is closed**

Cap: 100. Registration opens Monday, January 8; once open, registration will close when capacity is reached or on January 31, whichever comes first. Registration will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and registrants from CIRTL member institutions or alumni of CIRTL member institutions will receive priority. Once registration closes, all registrants will be notified of their enrollment status.


If you have access needs, please let us know what they are. Contact Kate Diamond (, who is supporting this workshop, to let us know how we can help you have a successful experience. In addition to meeting individualized needs, we will also take measures throughout the workshop to support accessibility for all our students:

  • Using alt-text on images in reading materials
  • Sending pre-session reminders with upcoming assignments to all students
  • Sharing materials for synchronous sessions with students (slides, activity instructions, etc.)
  • Enabling live captioning in synchronous sessions
  • Incorporating multiple modes of interaction into synchronous sessions

Learning Outcomes

All CIRTL Network programming is designed to help participants achieve familiarity with our Core Ideas. This workshop is designed around the following learning outcomes.

Professional Development

  • Create materials that are commonplace in the academic job market (resumes, CVs, teaching portfolios, teaching statements, etc.)


January 31
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
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