Also, address as many of the preferred qualifications as possible.
Give concrete examples to support your assertions about your strengths.
I have taught a number of American literature survey courses, as well as writing courses, including technical writing and first-year writing.
I have extensive experience working with ESL students, as well as students with a variety of learning disabilities, including dyslexia and dysgraphia, and disabilities like ADD and ADHD.
My dissertation project, “Ferns and Leaves: Nineteenth-Century Female Authorial Space,” examines the rise and development of American female authors in the 1840s and 1850s, with a particular focus on patterns of magazine publication.
I argue that, rather than being submissive to the requirements of the editor or publisher, female authors, in fact, developed a more transparently reciprocal relationship between themselves and their readers than previously has been assumed.
Firstname Lastname Your Address Your City, State, Zip Code Your Phone Number Your Email Date Dr.
Firstname Lastname Chair, English Department Search Committee XYZ College Charlotte, NC 28213Dear Dr. candidate at XYZ University, currently revising the final chapter of my dissertation, and expecting to graduate in May 20XX.
Firstname Lastname, I am writing to apply for the position of assistant professor of English with an emphasis in nineteenth-century American literature that you advertised in the February 20XX MLA Job Information List. I am confident that my teaching experience and my research interests make me an ideal candidate for your open position.
Over the past five years, I have taught a variety of English courses.