Dear Articulate Dad,* [Alternate University] is an accredited institution dedicated to providing students around the world the opportunity to achieve their goals through online instruction.
Thank you for expressing your interest in teaching at the [Alternate University]*.
We are pleased to inform you that the academic program director in your area of interest has reviewed your application and would like to consider your candidacy further. We ask that you arrange for an OFFICIAL transcript of your highest degree to be sent to our offices as soon as possible.
If you provided the names and contact information of five (5) professional references on your application, we will need no further information. We will be requesting that each reference respond within five business days.
The academic department will contact you once they have reviewed your completed application packet.
Again, thank you for your interest in [Alternate University].
Director of Worldwide Faculty Recruitment
And just how did I come across this opening? Not through the usual channels. I didn't see it on the Chronicle's website. It wasn't posted on the vacancy lists of my professional societies. I saw an ad on some blog a month or so ago. No, this isn't a tenure-track gig. But then, maybe it's something to keep me busy while I get a consultancy off the ground. Who knows? Don't know where it'll go from here. But we'll see. Meantime, I'm happy just being where I am.