Academic Job Market Writing Success Series: Cover Letter Workshop

Tue, Jul 02, 1:30 PM - 03:00 PM
/ Location: SRB ​Multipurpose Room


Arguably the most important document when applying for any academic job is the cover letter. Why? Because it is the first thing that the hiring committee reads. Based on that document alone, people will decide whether to consider the rest of your application and further you in the various job rounds. So important is this document that merely having it formatted incorrectly could cost you the position.

To kick off ​this summer's Academic Job Market Writing Success Series, we will begin with cover letters: what they are, what they look like, and how to write them to the job that you are applying for. Participants will learn what the major sections of a cover letter entail and how to tailor a cover letter to specific positions (e.g., a teaching-focused position versus a research-oriented one). Should time permit, we will also workshop our cover letters with each other, so bring a draft of your letter if you have one!

​When: ​Tuesday, July 2nd, 1:30–3 p.m.
Where: SRB ​​Multipurpose Room
RSVP here but drop-ins are welcome!

Event Contact : Robby Nadler