How can I boost my chances if I have everything else listed in the job ad except for X?
We’re not a research university and we don’t interview like one.
Seriously. No one has the time or inclination to read your four-page cover letter.
A search for a new provost proved that many applicants fail to keep their readers in mind.
Even if your main reason for applying to a college is to be close to family, it’s best not to detail that in your cover letter.
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In a two-page cover letter, it is a mistake to waste a single word on empty filler verbiage.
Do you really need to see my transcripts and references in the first round?
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It’s not you that search-committee members dread, per se. It’s the search itself.
We want to know not only that you understand our teaching mission but that you are eager to be part of it.
How to explain them to potential employers.
The real key is not so much working hard as it is working smart.
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Does it matter how my research plans fit in with a department’s non-tenure-track faculty?