Considering applying for an adjunct professor position at your local university? Well, you will need more than just a regular cover letter to help you get the job. Since you are applying for a somewhat temporary position – or one that does not require you to work full time – there is much that you can get away with. If you have a strong hold on your subject matter and have the capacity to impart your knowledge to eager students, you have a great chance of being selected.
Your experience as an adjunct professor in a previous role (or even a current one) is sure to give you an edge over other candidates for this job. The cover letter you prepare for this position needs to be full of relevant information so that the reader can decide how well-suited you are for the job.
If you have worked in the same state in which you are applying, you can highlight your knowledge of state-based curriculum. This alone will have a great impact on a prospective employer. Also, if you have worked in a similar capacity earlier, do not be shy to mention what skills you derived from a previous role and how you will use in your current one.
What follows is a cover letter sample for an adjunct professor. You may take ideas from it.
See also: Adjunct Instructor Cover Letter Sample
February 11, 2015
Mr. Nathan Fulton
Washington State University
189 Fruitvale Boulevard
Yakima, WA 17365
Dear Mr. Fulton:
I am writing to apply for an adjunct professor position at Washington State University. Being a resident of Yakima, I am familiar with your university and its commitment to environmental education and outreach.
The match between your job description and my traits is ideal. My strengths lie in developing and managing course materials, imparting lessons, conducting projects and field trips and maintaining academic records. I am able to ensure course learning objectives are met. In addition, I have a track record of actively taking part in fundraising efforts.
I am passionate about providing engaging and productive learning experiences to students through a teaching style that is participatory and involves all students.
If possible, I would like to meet with you so that we can discuss the possibility of my working at Washington State University in more detail. I am available at (555) 555-5555 if you would like to contact me.
Thank you for taking the time to review my resume. I look forward to speaking with you soon.
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