I'm applying for a tenure-track job in a small humanities field at a good, well-respected university. As you might expect, the ad says that candidates should "demonstrate a strong commitment to research, teaching and service". I have written a cover letter that is very much research and teaching focused, but am finding it difficult to fit in a paragraph on service. I think I've seen advice on the internet that suggests committees don't look for discussion of service in the cover letter - but I wonder if that's true (and also wodner what counts as service - for example, I've already mentioned I am (of course) willing to teach introductory courses as well as those in my specialization.) I'm not short on service experience (and I honestly enjoy it) - I have served on a handful of departmental and university committees, mentored students, contributed to curriculum reform, lots of outreach work, etc. - but most of these are already in my CV.
I suppose my underlying question depends on whether "demonstrate" means over the course of the application materials or in every job document: I would appreciate any thoughts on this.
TL;DR: Should I make room in the my cover letter for a service paragraph or can the CV take care of the service element?