Cover Letter Examples Umich Ctools

Your cover letter should include 3-4 paragraphs with the following information:

First Paragraph

The main purpose of the first paragraph is to introduce yourself and tell why you are writing. You want to grab the employer’s attention: why you are interested in this position and/or why this organization. Use your community: if someone has referred you to the organization (a current employee, friend, family member) include his or her name in the first sentence.

Second/Third Paragraph

Tell the employer your story: describe your qualifications for the type of position you seek using specific examples from academic, work, volunteer, and/or co-curricular experiences. Connect your accomplishments, skills and knowledge directly to the type of position, organization and/or field. Avoid repeating facts outlined on your resume by focusing on key concepts.

Final Paragraph

Summarize or give a final statement of interest/qualifications. Thank the employer for his/her time and consideration. Plan to follow up with the employer with a phone call or email.

Research Fellow

Market Title: RESEARCH FELLOW Posting#: 153702

Department: School of Social Work

FLSA Status: Exempt

Full-Time Salary Range: 47500

Effort: 0% PART-TIME

Work Schedule:

Application Instructions: All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position. In order for the Career Portal system to accept a cover letter please include a cover letter as a page of your resume document.

The Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Research Center at the University of Michigan School of Social Work is accepting applications for a one-year to two-year postdoctoral program. The initial appointment will be for one year and will be renewed for a second year if the candidate is making good progress towards the goals of the position.

The postdoctoral program emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to training and to developing social work academics to assume leadership in research focused on underserved populations. The selected fellow will partner with externally-funded faculty mentor(s) and matched by areas of interest and methodological expertise.

Every year the postdoctoral program accepts applications from candidates whose research agendas fall within different areas of interest, such as health, mental health, child welfare, and others. For the 2018-19 period, we are looking specifically for candidates whose interests include translational (research-to-practice) and implementation research; health disparities in infectious diseases (e.g., HIV, STIs); and interprofessional collaboration and integrated health. We encourage behavioral and social science researchers looking to sharpen their skills in CBPR and mixed methods research.

Our program builds on the interdisciplinary strength of research in the University of Michigan. The successful candidate will be mentored by experienced senior investigators; trained in academic and grantsmanship writing (e.g., NIH, private foundations, etc.); and network/collaborate with researchers, community stakeholders, and practitioners across disciplines. Fellows have full access to resources of the School of Social Work and the University of Michigan – a rich interdisciplinary environment with seminars, invited lectures, and opportunities for collaboration with faculty across disciplines and departments.
The postdoctoral position offers a stipend, health insurance, vacation, sick leave, and travel and meeting benefits. We especially invite and encourage applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups. The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer.

For immediate consideration and possible interview, please email CV, writing sample, and 3 reference letters to the Curtis Center  For additional information, please contact Associate Dean for Research Rogério M. Pinto at

In order to receive full consideration for the position which starts on September 1, 2018, please submit your application (CV, writing sample, and 3 reference letters) by March 15, 2018.

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