Instructor Cover Letter

Instructor Cover Letters highlight the ability of the instructor to explain his subject effectively to his students. An instructor can be related to teaching of academic subjects in schools and colleges or special courses in training institutes. Physical Instructors provide lessons in physical training. The defining ability of any instructor is how well his students understand what he teaches. This requires the instructor to be able to simplify complex concepts and explain them in a language that his students can easily understand. The instructor should be able to understand the average intellectual / physical level of students and phrase / plan his sessions accordingly.

Presentation skills are an important requirement for academic instructors. The instructor has to be good with the use of presentation tools like PowerPoint and projectors to get his point across effectively. Since the instructor may be required to conduct practical sessions as well, he must depict his cognizance with the use of machinery / devices or other related tools. Another important requirement for an instructor is the ability to answer queries raised by students. This is an area he cannot prepare for. He has to have a grasp over his subject and, if necessary, must be ready to research relevant topics to answer the question. Instructor Cover Letters also need to state the technical qualifications. These are usually a bachelor's or a master's degree in the relevant discipline along with some certification and / or specialization. Apart from this, the instructor will do well to provide a short narrative of his familiarity with other areas like preparation of lesson plans, determination, and allotment of assignments, assessment skills, and supervision of students in the classroom and campus.

Here is an example of instructor cover letter:

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Sample of Engineering Instructor Cover Letter

December 14, 2011 Harry Bridges 5000 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110 816-235-8426

Jeremy Irons Principal, St. Joel College, 4000 Warwick Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64111

Dear Mr. Irons,

This is with reference to your advertisement in "The Kansas City Star," dated December 10, 2011, inviting applications for the position of an instructor for the subject of Applied Thermodynamics in the Mechanical Engineering Department of your esteemed organization. I hereby submit my application for the said position. I am qualified for this position as per the conditions of eligibility mentioned in your advertisement. I have over four years of experience as an instructor in Applied Thermodynamics and I am seeking employment with an organization known for providing excellent educational infrastructure and training.

I have experience with conducting theory lectures and practical sessions of Applied Thermodynamics for all grades of a degree course in mechanical engineering. I have a master's degree in mechanical engineering with specialization in thermodynamics. I possess excellent presentation skills that help me to get students to understand the topics. During my experience, I have handled responsibilities like preparation of teaching plans and implementing them, communicating the objectives of instruction to the class, presenting concepts and illustrations in the class, and conducting practical sessions after thoroughly explaining the concepts.

I am familiar with the operation of laboratory versions of all thermodynamic devices like steam and gas turbines, diesel and petrol engines, compressors, and refrigerators. I am fairly skilled with allotment, assessment, and grading of assignments and answer sheets. I have flair in conducting oral examinations and I am good with maintenance of discipline in the classroom and in the campus. I am familiar with all record keeping and other paperwork and I can efficiently use presentation and instructional tools like projectors and PowerPoint presentations.

It will be a pleasure to work with an organization like yours. I have attached my resume with this cover letter. You can contact me on the telephone number or the email address mentioned above.

Yours sincerely,

(Harry Bridges) Enclosure: Resume

Instructor Cover Letters need to focus on the technical and practical knowledge of the applicant along with his presentation skills and familiarity with the other aspects of the job like documentation and record keeping.

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