SAMPLE JOB OFFER/CONFIRMATION LETTER
«Title» «FirstName» «LastName»
«City», «State» «PostalCode»
Dear «Title» «LastName»:
I am pleased to offer you the position of Research Fellow in (insert department name) beginning on
______________. Your starting salary/stipend will be $__________ per year. You will be paid monthly on the last
working day of each month.
As a Research Fellow, you will be eligible to participate in the University of Michigan benefits for Research Fellows,
which include Health Insurance and Prescription Drug, Vision and Legal Plans.
On your first day, please meet with our departmental Human Resources Manager, (inser name and room number).
For this meeting, please take document(s) that will establish your legal identification, such as a driver’s license or
state issued identification card. To establish your eligibility to work in this country, you may wish also to bring your
original social security card, United States birth certificate, U.S., Resident Citizen ID card, a United States passport,
unexpired Authorization document or current foreign passport with appropriate authorization document or stamp. If
you are a non-citizen, an I-9 Immigration form must be completed within 3 working days of your start date.
On Wednesday, (insert date) you will be required to attend the Orientation for new Research Fellows held in the
As a Research Fellow at the University of Michigan, you are automatically enrolled as a member of the UM
Postdoctoral Association (UMPDA), a volunteer organization of postdocs from across campus that represents the
interests and issues of postdoctoral fellows at the University (see, http://sitemaker.umich.edu/umpda/home).
I am very pleased that you will be part of the University of Michigan Medical School and my research team. I look
forward to a collaborative and productive working relationship.
To indicate your acceptance of this offer of employment, please sign below and return this letter.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to call me at _________.
Welcome to the University of Michigan!
(Candidate Name Date