Since the deadline was originally Feb.
In my 15 years as a faculty member I served on approximately 11 search committees. Some of these search committees I chaired. These committees brought in ten new assistant professors into my departments.
Estimating that each search brought in an average of applications a conservative estimate for a field like Anthropology, a generous estimate for a much smaller field like East Asian Languages and Literaturesthat means I read approximately job applications. Of those job cover letters, it is safe to say that sucked.
Sucked the way Cakewrecks cakes suck. They send them out pathetically, humiliatingly ill-informed. It is, in my opinion, a criminal degree of neglect. Dissertation completion fellowships uiuc am infuriated that close colleagues of mine in the top programs in the country—think Ivy Leagues—routinely allow their Ph.
How do I know that? Again, because I was on the hiring committees that received the letters from those Ph. It Is Too Long.
It must follow proper letter norms of etiquette Your letter must be on letterhead if you have a current academic affiliation of any kind.
This is not negotiable. It has come to my attention that some departments are denying their graduate students access to letterhead. This is unacceptable, and any act is justified in response. You may steal the letterhead. You may Photoshop the letterhead. Do what you must, but send all professional letters of every kind on the letterhead of the department with which you affiliated.
If you do not have an affiliation because you finished your Ph. That is unethical, and it is also stupid, because your readers are smart, and they notice. Your letter must be two pages max. Do not argue with me. If you are arguing with me, you are wrong. It must be two pages max.
Why must it be these things? I will tell you. Because the care you show in the norms and forms of proper letter etiquette represent you as a fully adult, functioning professional. It demonstrates that you are a full-fledged member of the tribe, and not an embarrassing wanna-be.
Because the faculty members on the committee reviewing your letters are tired, distracted, irritated, and rushed. They will give your cover letter 5 minutes. They will not hunt for your main point, they will not squint, they will not strain their eyes, they will not pore over it.
Serve up your brilliance, your achievements, and your delightful collegial personality loud and clear, in legible large font, and a considerate quantity of verbiage. You Are Telling, Not Showing. All academics in the world, by virtue of being academics, require evidence to accept a proposition.
Even the wooiest humanists have to be persuaded with some form of evidence that a claim is valid. Your letter must include evidence.
They can be made by anyone, and provide no means of proof.University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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