Sample Job Acceptance

360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
June 10, 2008

Professor Kathleen Connors
Director of Libraries
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 08673

Dear Professor Connors:

I am pleased to accept your offer of the position, Periodicals Librarian, at a starting salary of $21,000 per year for a twelve-month appointment. I understand that in addition to the benefits outlined in your letter and the Faculty and Staff Handbook, the University will reimburse me for relocation costs up to $500.

I plan to arrive in Seattle on Monday, July 1, two weeks prior to my official starting date, to look for suitable housing. During that time you may reach me at 617-555-9856 should the need arise.

I look forward to working with you.

Sincerely yours,


This is simply a model letter--Please remember to put similar thoughts in your own writing. Many students use this guide and if certain sentences are copied an employer may not consider your letter to be credible. Also, plagiarism is an infraction of Wesleyan's honor code.