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Sample Cover Letter Assistant Professor Position

Dear Dr. Stephenson,

I am writing to apply for the open tenure-track faculty position in the English Department at New Parkland Univeristy. Currently, I’m an English faculty member at Cslifornia Regional Community College. I have a Ph.D. in English along with nine years of experience teaching English to college students.

At the community college, I teach English 101, English 102, Creative Writing, World Literature and Composition courses. These classes are transferable to a four-year program if students choose to pursue their bachelor’s degrees. I design the curriculum, tests and course syllabuses and present lectures to teach the material.

As a faculty member, I have been fortunate to have published three books during my tenure along with some academic articles in English Journals. I would enjoy teaching at a University where I could teach more advanced undergraduate as well as graduate English courses and I have some very good ideas about possible courses. For example, I would like to teach a class on Chaucer in the original Renaissance English.

I would be a great addition to the faculty of the English department. My curriculum vitae is enclosed along with a list of my published works. I look forward to speaking with you in person.


Dr. Stephen Shephard

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