Cover Letters

Cover Letters
January 23, 2015

Ellen Mayock goes through the steps.

January 19, 2015

Christine Kelly asks: Are your references helping or hurting your job hunt?

November 17, 2014

Paula Wishart offers advice on how to increase your response rate.

November 14, 2014

Most job advertisements in the humanities and social sciences make the bad mistake of positioning tenure-track search committees to learn much more about applicants’ research than their teaching. In order to make the hiring process better-reflect their needs, many departments should consider taking a teaching-centered approach to their next job search.

October 22, 2014

Melissa Dennihy offers advice on how to juggle the tasks.

October 13, 2014

Slight changes in phrasing can make all the difference in networking, cover letters, interviews and your mindset about a job search, writes Joseph Barber.

October 6, 2014

Cheryl E. Ball explains the various ways job candidates in humanities fields are asked to describe what they study -- and why these descriptions are important.

September 17, 2014

A successful pitch to a liberal arts college needs to involve more than just doing the opposite of what one might do for a research university, writes Christopher Leise.

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.

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