Dear Mr. XXX,
I am writing to express my interest in the teaching assistant position for the ______________ department.
My name is XXX and I am an Italian architect. I am applying for this position because, since graduation, I have had several contacts within the university context: first working with XXX and the XXX then with the Department of XXX of the Venetian University of Ca’ Foscari and the XXX Department at "Politecnico di Milano" Technical University.
I have been accustomed to dealing with restoration and conservation subjects, but, now, I am deeply interested in approaching subjects concerning design themes in an international context, such as the one the XXX can offer. This position sounds like a great learning opportunity for me to enhance my professional background.
To further acquaint you with the specifics of my background, I am enclosing my curriculum vitae.
If you have any questions or require any additional information, please feel free to contact me using the numbers or the E-mail listed in my CV.