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Sample cover letter for Internship position at Walt Disney
I am writing to apply for the position of assistant professor of English announced inthe October 5 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education. Myexperience inthe teaching of both composition and literature, my academic preparation in literacy issues, theory, and instruction, and my research experience inthe areas of comprehension of literature and writing inthe disciplines have provided me with the background necessaryto successfully assume the position that you have described.
Though trained as a researcher, I define myself primarily as a teacher and am eager toreturn to the classroom. I am prepared to teach writing at many levels. At SanFrancisco State University, I taught composition and writing about literature(essentially a class inthe short story)to both regular and remedial populations; atStanfordI have taughtthesis anddissertationwriting to masters and doctoralstudents. My courses havegenerally combined extensive writingexperiencewith the workonskills necessary to that particular class and with group time spent onexercises, inductive assignments, and peer editing. I amenclosing representative evaluations of my teaching from composition classes at San Francisco State.
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