December 10, 1995

Chair, Search Committee
Department of Political Science
University of Southern North Dakota
Hoople, ND 10001

Dear Chair,

Thank for your letter of December 1. After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal of my application for the tenure-track position you have advertised in the Department of Political Science.

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

Despite your Department's outstanding qualifications and previous experience in rejecting applications, 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. We can negotiate the details later. I look forward to working with you and the members of your Department.

Best of luck in rejecting future applicants.

See You in the Fall !

Sincerely, [Your name here]