Campus Interview Visit: Sample Letter To Candidate


Campus Interview Visit: Sample Letter to Candidate
Dear ____________,
We are pleased that you will be able to interview for the position of __________in the
Department of ________ at the University of California, Santa Cruz. We hope you will
enjoy your visit, and we want to give you as much information as possible in advance to
make your interview visit productive. The campus visit will occur on Day, Date.
Professor ______ will act as your host throughout your visit. He/She can be reached at
831 459-XXXX or To give you an idea of what your visit will look like,
we are providing you with an outline of the schedule:
Day, Date, 20__
8:00 a.m. Breakfast meeting with ______________
9:00 a.m. Arrive on campus. Proceed to room ________
9:00-10:30 a.m. Meetings
10:45-11:00 a.m. Preparation for Seminar
11:00-12 noon Seminar
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch with Faculty
1:30-5:00 p.m. Meetings
5:00 p.m. Dinner with Faculty
Open portions of the day will involve individual meetings with faculty members and the
Department Chair. (Note to Search Committees: Check in with the dean to see whether
or not the dean would like to meet with the candidates. Some deans only meet with
candidates for tenured positions.) We may also schedule a group meeting with graduate
students. When you arrive, we will give you a final schedule.
The seminar should be ~50 minutes; a 10 minute question and answer period will follow.
The faculty will be looking for substance in research and will be evaluating
communication (teaching) abilities. The audience will consist primarily of faculty and
graduate students, mirroring the range of specialties in the _____ Department. Expect an
audience of __ to __ people. We will provide media equipment as needed. Prior to your
visit, please contact ______ about specific media needs for your presentation.
A map of Santa Cruz and the campus is available online at:
Here is a list of items for you to take care of:
- Please verify that the dates of your visit are correctly stated above with respect to days
of arrival and departure. This will help us make sure to reserve a hotel for the correct


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