A CV and a cover letter are not just redundant vehicles for the same information.
In Part 4 of "Ice Skating in Hell," a Ph.D. comes up short on the faculty job market for a fifth year — but it’s OK. Really.
They made you an offer that you may want to refuse.
Do candidates and their letter-writers a favor: Don’t ask for documents you don’t actually need at the initial screening stage.
In Part 2 of the series "Ice Skating in Hell," a Ph.D. offers a rundown of where she applied, and why.