Sample Materials

Job Letters | CVs | Dissertation Abstracts Teaching Portfolios

 Job Letters

The academic job letter demands, above all, clarity and compelling examples.

Compare these sets of tailored letters by the same candidate.  The first candidate wrote letters to a Christian college, a non-sectarian liberal arts college, and a research university.  The second and third candidate's letters were written to a research institution and to a university which places its emphasis on teaching.These examples demonstrate how applicants can tailor their letters to match the type of institution to which they are applying.

Alt-ac cover letters require a slightly different set of topics, in which academic research interests and management abilities or other necessary skills must all be addressed.



Curriculum Vitae


Dissertation Abstracts


Teaching Philosophies/Portfolios


Course Syllabi