I recently finished up an interview for a faculty position with the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Interviewing for faculty positions at universities is very different than an interview with a small business or Fortune 500. I think it's because people tend to stay in their jobs a while and a tenure track faculty position is rather secure - they really want to be sure about you before they put a ring on the relationship. It's a very arduous process (rapid-fire interviews, meals, presentations, more interviews, and meetings), not to mention exhausting (but don't let that show). With USU it was four hours. I was in Nebraska for 2 full days.
I'm an Eagle Scout so I don't believe you can ever be too prepared. I found these interview questions from this blog post by Seth Godin and this Inc.com article by Jeff Haden. I prepared by reviewing them over and over. If you find that the questions you're being asked aren't these, then steer the interview in the direction you're prepared for (remember, they are all there to hear what you have to say). Trust me, if you can provide some awesome responses to these questions, coupled with serious enthusiasm, then you're going to nail it.
And to all you admin/HR folks in charge of hiring key decision makers...take note.
Without further adieu:
The 19 Most Useful Interview Questions
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Paul Hill, Ph.D.
I design, plan, and evaluate economic development programs for Utah State University.
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