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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Consider Sending This to a School Where You Didn't Get An Offer...

from Interweavers.com:

A Rejection Letter

Herbert A. Millington
Chair - Search Committee
412A Clarkson Hall
Whitson University
College Hill, MA 34109

Dear Professor Millington,

Thank you for your letter of March 16. After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me an assistant professor position in your department.

This year I have been particularly fortunate in receiving an unusually large number of rejection letters. With such a varied and promising field of candidates it is impossible for me to accept all refusals.

Despite Whitson's outstanding qualifications and previous experience in rejecting applicants, I find that your rejection does not meet my needs at this time. Therefore, I will assume the position of assistant professor in your department this August. I look forward to seeing you then.

Best of luck in rejecting future applicants.

Sincerely,

Chris L. Jensen

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Comments

The law school applicant entries in the "Write Your Own Rejection Letter" thread at lawschooldiscussion.org are much funnier. See http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,48509.0.html With minor modifications they would work as well for faculty candidates.

Posted by: RJC | Nov 30, 2007 5:28:27 PM

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