I was just reminded by a colleague of a non-mock interview we conducted a few years ago. A candidate had Philosophy of Religion down as a second AOS. We were interviewing for another area, but found the Phil of Religion AOS an attractive bonus. So, after 45 minutes grilling on the candidate's research, we asked the candidate about teaching:
Search Committee: We see you have an additional AOS in Philosophy of Religion. We currently have no one who specializes in that area, but we do offer a course on it farily regularly, and the person who currently teaches it would be happy to give it up. Could you tell us how you would teach a 200-level course in Philosophy of Religion?
Candidate: Ummm.... well.... I... guess... I... could... do.... some.... um..... Medieval people.... and then... um... Spinoza and Hegel.... and James.... and....uhhh....
SC: So your course would be a historical survey of some important philosophers and what they said about religion? Could you tell us about the themes your course would cover? For example: Problem of Evil? Arguments for God's existence? Reason and faith?
Candidate: Um... I have to say... I don't really have a good answer to this question. I don't really know much about that area....
SC: BUT YOU LIST IT AS AN AOS!
Candidate: Well... yeah. That's because I say a few things about religious belief in my dissertation. After I defended, I got together with my adviser to try to figure out my AOS's, and he told me to put Philosophy of Religion down. So.... I did that.