Date: March 23, 2009
Professor Courtney Michelson, Chair
142 W. 12th Street
Claremont, CA 91711
Dear Prof. Michelson:
I am writing to express my interest in applying for the position of Assistant Professor in British Literature as posted on the Job Information List of your department’s website. I am currently completing a doctorate degree at Davidson University in 20th century English literature. My dissertation entitled “Literary Progress towards the 21st Century” has earned much acclaim with its great contribution in the teaching methods used in our university.
My strong academic foundation has been attributed with my scholarly interests in history of British literature and ethnography. In fact, I have been actively participating in a research project about the Victorian modernist literature that greatly helped in developing my professionalism and passion for teaching work. I believe that I can help students to open their interests about these cultural concepts and continue the progressive research about other world literatures and cultures.
I have enclosed a copy of my resume as well as a writing portfolio for your review and consideration. My dossier would follow this letter under a separate cover from the Davidson Placement Center. If you need other supporting documents, please do not hesitate to call me at (345) 452-6621. I am thanking you in advance for giving time and consideration to my application.
Peter J. Murdock