Sample Graduate Teaching Assistant Cover Letter

This graduate teaching assistant cover letter focuses on the applicant's ability to assist a college or university professor in the classroom, as needed, and as a reader following exams or other exercises. All graduate teaching assistant cover letters should include the job seekers' ability, expertise, and experience in being a teaching assistant.

Bradley Matthews
67 Pickford Avenue
City Road, USA 23417

September 20, 2006

Professor Reginald Arnold
Eastern State University
45 University Row
Any Town, USA 99999

Dear Professor Arnold:

I saw the posting on JobBankUSA.com for employment as a graduate teaching assistant in your classroom for 18th century English literature. I would welcome being hired for this position. I am in a doctoral program at City University and expect to earn my degree in June 2007.

I am writing this cover letter to apply for this position. I feel certain you have specific requirements and expectations of graduate teaching assistants at the school. I promise to meet them and to provide my best effort during my tenure if you decide I am the one to fill this job.

If we could meet in person, I could show you my work and find out more about what you are looking for. Please call 888-888-8888 to arrange a date and time that works for you if you would like to get together. Thank you for considering me for the job.


Bradley Matthews

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