• Address the letter to the hiring manager or principal, never begin it with to whom it may concern.

• Make the letter sound like it’s about the prospective college rather than you.

• Find out the issues the relevant department is facing and mention how your skills could help in resolving them.

• Cover up for the lack of experience by stating your relevant skills effectively.

• Make the most of any internship experience you have had which relates to teaching profession.

• Highlight your relevant training and education in the cover letter.

• Make your letter unique by instilling some of your personality traits into the writing.

• Proofread your letter twice at least and ask some friend to read it for you also.


College Instructor Cover Letter Sample with No Experience


Charles McKenzie

135 Lake Shore Ave | Chicago, IL 87262 | (002) 444-2222 | charles @ email . com

March 1, 2015

Mr. Carl Fairley
HR Manager
Columbia College
654 DH Lane
Chicago, IL 87262


Dear Mr. Fairley:

Having recently completed my Master’s degree in English, I seek a career as college instructor at Columbia College.

My exceptional GPA and a very impressive thesis (that is due to be published in an international peer reviewed journal this month) speak of my dedication in the teaching field. I have also had the chance of serving as a teacher’s assistant during my student years, through which I have developed confidence and interest in college instruction and teaching. My performance in class as teacher’s assistant and during the few presentations I delivered in class were highly commended and my professors endorse the same.

I am enclosing a copy of my resume and abstract of my thesis to indicate my research interests for your review. If you require any additional documents, I will be happy to provide the same.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.



Charles McKenzie

Encl. Resume