The Lazy Hunter My dirt driveway is long, and my mailbox is at its base. One evening as I stopped to check for mail just at dusk, a man driving an SUV pulled up next to me. It was the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, just before the Monday opener of the Pennsylvania rifle season.
In my 15 years as a faculty member I served on approximately 11 search committees. Some of these search committees I chaired. These committees brought in ten new assistant professors into my departments. Estimating that each search brought in an average of applications a conservative estimate for a field like Anthropology, a generous estimate for a much smaller field like East Asian Languages and Literaturesthat means I read approximately job applications.
Of those job cover letters, it is safe to say that sucked.
Sucked the way Cakewrecks cakes suck. They send them out pathetically, humiliatingly ill-informed. It is, in my opinion, a criminal degree of neglect.
I am infuriated that close colleagues of mine in the top programs in the country—think Ivy Leagues—routinely allow their Ph.
How do I know that? Again, because I was on the hiring committees that received the letters from those Ph.
It Is Too Long. It must follow proper letter norms of etiquette Your letter must be on letterhead if you have a current academic affiliation of any kind. This is not negotiable. It has come to my attention that some departments are denying their graduate students access to letterhead.
This is unacceptable, and any act is justified in response. You may steal the letterhead. You may Photoshop the letterhead. Do what you must, but send all professional letters of every kind on the letterhead of the department with which you affiliated.
If you do not have an affiliation because you finished your Ph.
That is unethical, and it is also stupid, because your readers are smart, and they notice. Your letter must be two pages max.the letters of gertrude bell selected and edited by lady bell, d.b.e. volume 2 boni and liveright publishers new york printed in england for boni and liveright, inc.
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