Sample Letter of Acknowledgment


[Title] [FirstName] [LastName]
[Street Address]
[City], [State] [Zip]

Dear [Title] [LastName]:

We have received your application for the position of [Position Name] at the University of Wisconsin Platteville. The Search and Screen Committee will give equal consideration to all applications, and will notify applicants of their status after the application deadline of [Deadline Date].

Enclosed is a self-addressed, postage-paid Self-Identification Form for you to complete and return to the Affirmative Action Office. This form is for record keeping purposes only, and its return is optional, though appreciated.

The State of Wisconsin has an open records law which requires that we release the names of applicants for university positions to interested parties unless the applicant specifically requests that his or her name not be released. If you do not wish to have your name released, please sign the enclosed Request for Confidentiality Form and return it as soon as possible.

We have also enclosed a complete position description for your information. Thank you for your interest in this position. If you have any further questions concerning the position or the search and screen process, please feel free to contact me at 608-342-____.


Jane Smith, Chair
Department Search and Screen Committee

Enclosures: 3

(Note—enclosures include: position description, Self-Identification Form and Request for Confidentiality form)