I am applying for a lecturer position in Australia in computer science. The application process asks for "a statement addressing the selection criteria outlined in the position description". An enumerated list of n (say, n=8) selection criteria is available in the job announcement. The criteria are heterogeneous, ranging from simple "PhD title or equivalent" to elaborate "a high level of communication skills". Which high-level structure is expected?
A continuous, consistent, logically ordered, literary perfect text, from which it follows that the applicant satisfies all the criteria.
A list of n paragraphs, one paragraph per criterion, that technically addresses the requirements, but not more.
A list of n sections, one section per criterion, that technically addresses the requirements, but not more.
How large are the typical statements in each case?