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Include These College Instructor Skills
- Extensive knowledge in their field
- Teaching skills
- Self-confidence and presentation abilities
- Computer competences
- An interest in continuous improvement
- Analytical thinking
- Stamina and patience
Those interested in a College Instructor career can check relevant skills and experience in the cover letter sample provided just below.
Dear Dr. Holmes:
As a highly accomplished and dedicated lecturer and presenter with 14 years of experience developing undergraduate politics- and government-related curriculum and leading classes and group projects, it is my pleasure to submit the enclosed resume for your review. My background and skill set positions me to significantly impact your school as your next College Instructor.
Upon receipt of my Doctorate degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts in 2002, I have excelled in consecutive instructor positions with Northampton College and Springfield University, respectively. With expertise in customized lesson planning, class management, and innovative educational techniques, I have sharpened my ability to effectively teach students from a wide range of backgrounds and learning styles. Furthermore, my record of research and publishing excellence—including numerous articles in top-tier academic journals as both a leading author and a co-author—is sure to render me an immediate asset to your department.
Highlights of my qualifications and accomplishments include:
Instructing students in political science classes ranging in size from 18 to up to 45 students; teaching classes specifically in Introduction to Political Science, Ethics in Government, American Government, and Moscow: People & Politics.
Assigning readings and activities, orchestrating small group projects, grading papers and exams, and creating tests and curriculum to reinforce student learning and subject retention.
Utilizing both traditional and online learning modules—including Black Board and WebCT’to drive student interest, engagement, and participation.
Introducing a weekly forum in which students studied academic writings pertaining to a specified subject and subsequently participated in a vigorous debate.
Advising and counseling students preparing to major in Political Science on their academic and professional futures.
Contributing to numerous faculty/academic committees, as well as initiating and leading several extracurricular student groups related to political and government affairs.
I am enthused about the prospect of joining your faculty and making a positive contribution to your school. In fact, with my experience and credentials, I am well prepared to dedicate myself to the highest standards of learning at your college and exceed your expectations for this position. I look forward to discussing this opportunity, and my qualifications, in more detail.
Thank you for your consideration, and I hope to hear from you soon.
Russell B. Davenport, PhD