I am not sure if you have heard,

October 3, 2011



1234 Archer Road

Gainesville, Fl 32607,

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-


I was very happy that we got the chance to meet at last year’s teaching convention. I was equally impressed with the paper that you presented to the participants on the second day. I was happy that you obliged with my request to send me a copy.

I am not sure if you have heard, but the financial situation at the university I am teaching in is in quite dire straits and they are looking to make huge cuts in the faculty to cover for losses. It comes as a surprising and equally sad thought to realize that my department will be greatly affected. This is why I am now actively looking for employment elsewhere. I believe that my credentials and years of teaching will make me a great addition to any faculty department. I would, however, at this point like to put forward my great interest in being given the opportunity to work with you.

I have enclosed my curriculum vitae. If there are any open positions at your university, I would greatly appreciate it if you could let me know. My personal number is 333-3333. Thank you very much for your time.


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