Cover Letters

Cover Letters
September 10, 2014

Grad students face real risks by going on the market before they are ready, writes Cheryl E. Ball.

September 3, 2014

Philip N. Howard identifies the lines that are needed in every cover letter by a graduate student or new Ph.D. seeking an academic job.

June 16, 2014

Terry McGlynn reflects on turning down those who applied for two openings in searches he led, and those who didn't apply to a teaching-oriented institution.


February 5, 2014

Terry McGlynn offers advice on how to stand out in a cover letter for a faculty job at a teaching institution.


January 24, 2014

Terry McGlynn explains the essentials of a cover letter for academic jobs at teaching institutions.

November 18, 2013

Cheryl E. Ball walks through what you'll need when you are asked for "additional materials."

November 4, 2013

Every paragraph has a purpose, writes Cheryl E. Ball.

October 7, 2013

What the notices say is only part of what they mean, writes Cheryl E. Ball.

June 17, 2013

William Helmreich offers an insider's tips on how to get the all crucial interview.

January 23, 2013

Keep this important document current, easy to navigate and honest, writes Eszter Hargittai.


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