What should I write for the salutation in a cover letter to a University?

I'm writing a cover letter to apply for a job at a university. The resume, application and other docs are being mailed to the Office of Human Resources. What would be the most proper thing to write for the salutation? "Dear Sir or Madam"? "Dear Director of Human Resources?" "Dear Hiring Manager"?

Asked By: Cat M - 7/11/2008
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You should call and find out the name of the person to whom the letter should be addressed. This shows that you have done some research on the position and on the hiring process, and it will help ensure that your application package ends up on the right desk by labelling the envelope "Attention: So-and-so... More
Answered By: rclandestine - 7/11/2008
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It would be best to call the Human Resources department and find out who is in charge and address them personally. It shows initiative.
Answered By: dawnb - 7/11/2008
"Wazzup dean dude or dudette"?! I wood lyke to appley to utend jour skool!
Answered By: Thad Tacoma - 7/11/2008
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