First Sample Letter of Rejection


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

Dear [Title] [LastName]:

I would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to examine your credentials. We have been fortunate to secure so many fine candidates for the position of [Name of Position] at the University of Wisconsin Platteville.

The Search and Screen Committee has had a most difficult screening task owing to the large number of qualified applicants. The Committee found your credentials to be most noteworthy. However, we regret that we are unable at this time to continue your candidacy for this position.

We thank you for your interest in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and we wish you continued success in reaching your professional goals.


Jane Smith, Chair
____ Department Search and Screen Committee