Academic Cover Letter Template

Writing Hints: Are you looking for a job in the academic arena? If so, be sure to make clear what type of work you are qualified for and want to pursue. The template below can serve as a guide as you write your own. Remember that a well-written letter can make the difference between being called in or an interview or being overlooked.

Job Search Jimmy

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Question #1


Are you a man or a woman?




Ruth Job Seeker
500 Job Finder Blvd.
Any Town, USA 11111
Home: (777) 777-7777
Cell: (222) 222-2222
[email protected]

February 10, 20--

Ms. Maureen O'Kane
Hiring Director
Big Town University
900 Education Highway
Big Town, USA 99999

Dear Ms. O'Kane:

I was inspired today as I looked for a job in the world of academics, when I saw your post on JobSearchJimmy.com. Your description of the various positions now open caught my attention immediately. I am particularly interested in the opening for an academic assistant in the Registrar's Office.

For five years I worked in a high school administrative office, registering students, booking consultations for parents and students with the registrar and other administrators and I kept impeccable records, for which I was often acknowledged.

I'd be delighted to fill the job of academic assistant at Big Town University. But I realize you may want to speak with me by phone or in person in order to consider me seriously. I'm available at 777-777-7777 from noon to 4:00 each workday and I'd be more than willing to accommodate your schedule.

Thank you for reading my cover letter and enclosed resume. Let me know, please, if I can provide any further information. I hope to hear from you within the next couple of weeks or sooner.

Sincerely,

Ruth Job Seeker

Helpful Tip: When writing your cover letter for work in the field of academics, provide specific details about your experience and your interest so the hiring manager will know right away whether or not to call you for an interview.

Job Search Jimmy

WARNING: Don't apply for another job in academics without adding your own customized interview-getting "secret sentence" to the top of your cover letter...

Free Career Quiz Creates Your
"Secret Sentence" That Lands Academic Job Interviews Like Crazy...

... 99.9% of all job seekers don't have a clue about this... not a clue! You're about to receive an unusual, eye-grabbing, fully "customized for you" secret sentence you can quickly add to the TOP of your cover letter... and it's free!

Question #1


Are you a man or a woman?