Offer Letters

For formal job offers to new faculty of all levels, the offer letter and contract (form 19) will now be replaced with a single, detailed offer letter that will act as the contract.

Because these letters now serve as contracts, some language must be used verbatim as provided; these parts of the text are highlighted in yellow in the templates.   Black and red text indicates suggested template language. Red identifies special situations/or alternative solutions to a decision point.  Black should address the majority of “standard” offers.  Sections that are irrelevant to a particular offer – i.e., FY language for an AY appointment – can be deleted.   Please use only these templates for your offer letters going forward.

For offer letters (excluding offer letters for A/P staff) please add the following signature block between employee acceptance and signature block for Provost approval:

          Approval recommended:


          David A. Reingold, Dean

          College of Liberal Arts

Before forwarding offer letter and vita to the CLA Employment Center please remove "draft" watermark, remove highlighting and format text to black.  You can change margins to get the letter to fit on pages please DO NOT remove paragraph formatting or headers on page 2 forward. 

Please indicate "citizenship status" in e-mail to the CLA Employment Center for review of correct wording in offer letter. 

The Employment Center will insert information on needed payroll paperwork into the appropriate paragraph.



Graduate Students

Offer Letter Template (non-faculty)

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