Hacking the Academic Job Cover Letter (link is external)
Academic Job Cover Letter Tips | Job Cover Letter
Being invited for an interview is the aim of any job application and that requires you to ensure that your resume and covering letter clearly show that you are a perfect match for the recruiters requirements. Many applicants however fail to realize the opportunity that your academic job cover letter provides in helping you to be selected. A does not need to restrict itself to stating your intention to apply, it is also a good way to show precisely how well you match their needs.
Purdue OWL: Academic Cover Letters
I have a job-search question. There seems to be quite a bit of disagreement about the use of letterhead for academic job cover letters. People seem split into three groups: