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Dear Ms. Billings:

I am writing to apply for your vacant Associate Professor position in the Engineering Department of Upper Echelon University, which I saw posted today on that department’s website. I have served as an assistant professor and Associate Professor at several colleges and universities since 2002 and am confident that I can bring my strong lecturing, curriculum development and leadership skills to the position currently open at your institution.

I have taught classes as small as 12 students and larger classes exceeding 50 students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, I have successfully mentored seven instructors who have been promoted to assistant professors in engineering.

Below is a summary of my achievements and qualifications that I feel reflect my ability to assume the position you are currently offering:

Served as assistant professor of mechanical engineering for Blue Chip College, 2002-08

Promoted to Associate Professor, GenTech University, 2009

Oversaw mentorship program for instructors and assistant professors, GenTech University, 2009-11

Awarded Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University

Through the course of my career, I have built strong classroom management and organizational skills and a thorough understanding of educational technology needed to facilitate my students’ learning experience.

I look forward to discussing your opportunity and my qualifications at length at a time convenient for you.

Thank you for your consideration.


Stephen E. Reece

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  • Knowledge of specific subject area
  • Understanding of educational technology
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Research abilities
  • Listening skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Leadership qualities
  • Mentorship abilities
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