Aug 15, 2018 - 06:18 AM
Addressing your cover letter to a real person is always the best option. Even if you end up addressing it to the wrong person, whoever does receive it will not count it against you. Research their website to find anyone who potentially could receive incoming cover letters. In many cases, the head of the department you apply for is a good bet.
If you really cannot find someone to address your letter to, you can use a generic title, such as 'Hiring Manager' or 'Research Manager Search Committee.' Find other cover letter writing tips on our website.