Academic Cover Letter

If you are looking to apply for an academic position, this academic cover letter sample template will ensure you can communicate better with your employer.

[Applicant’s Name]

[Email Address]

[Mobile Number]

[City Name/Physical Address]

[Application date]

[Hiring Manager’s Name]

[Department applying to]

[University/Institution’s Name]

[Company City, State]

[Hiring Manager’s Email Address]

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing to express my interest in the academic position at [University Name] as advertised on your website. I hold a Ph.D. in [State field] and currently working on an additional publication in my field of study. I am interested in taking up a faculty position in the university to help students grow their understanding while undertaking my research on your campus.

I have over [years] years’ experience in academia and have previously worked in the corporate and public service. These have made me a better researcher and leader who will influence students positively to succeed. I completed my thesis with assistance from professor [Supervisor’s Name], who works in your university too. Teaming up with like-minded people will help boost the school’s potential. I have also successfully supervised several doctoral candidates in my academia journey.

I am interested in research, and I am performance-oriented in delivering the best results. I would be a great addition to your team. I am looking forward to discussing the position further. Thank you for your time and consideration.


[Applicant’s Name]

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