I am writing to express my interest in applying as part-time professor in Structural Engineering, as advertised on the weekly newspaper of the College of Engineering. I am expecting to finish my doctorate degree requirements at the University of Pennsylvania at the end of this year. I want to pursue my teaching career right away and I am greatly interested to obtain an adjunct faculty position at the University of Texas. I was greatly fascinated with the advanced engineering research programs as well as the strong reputation of your faculty worldwide.
In my 15 years as a faculty member I served on approximately 11 search committees. Some of these search committees I chaired. These committees brought in ten new assistant professors into my departments.
Estimating that each search brought in an average of applications a conservative estimate for a field like Anthropology, a generous estimate for a much smaller field like East Asian Languages and Literaturesthat means I read approximately job applications.
Of those job cover letters, it is safe to say that sucked. Sucked the way Cakewrecks cakes suck. They send them out pathetically, humiliatingly ill-informed. It is, in my opinion, a criminal degree of neglect.
I am infuriated that close colleagues of mine in the top programs in the country—think Ivy Leagues—routinely allow their Ph.
How do I know that? Again, because I was on the hiring committees that received the letters from those Ph. It Is Too Long. It must follow proper letter norms of etiquette Your letter must be on letterhead if you have a current academic affiliation of any kind.
This is not negotiable. It has come to my attention that some departments are denying their graduate students access to letterhead. This is unacceptable, and any act is justified in response. You may steal the letterhead. You may Photoshop the letterhead.
Do what you must, but send all professional letters of every kind on the letterhead of the department with which you affiliated. If you do not have an affiliation because you finished your Ph.
That is unethical, and it is also stupid, because your readers are smart, and they notice. Your letter must be two pages max. Do not argue with me.Academic Job Search - Cover Letter. Overview The "Berkeley" Factor Introduction Research Teaching Closing/Enclosures.
Overview. The reception your cover letter will receive is more varied and unpredictable than the other elements of your application packet.
As a job seeker looking for positions beyond faculty roles, you have to achieve a lot in one page, While specific styles of résumés can reflect different career fields and industries, the cover letter offers a much less structured document, and so often leads to much more confusion among job seekers.
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Cover Letters for Academic Positions The purpose of a cover letter is to introduce yourself and to demonstrate the fit between your background and the advertised position. THE BASICS A cover letter must accompany and be tailored to any application you submit.