Last Updated: 
April 4, 2013

(For use in OSU Sample Letters of Offer)

Please keep start-up paragraphs in offer letters completely SEPARATE from paragraphs related to travel/relocation reimbursement paragraphs, as they are distinctly different from one another.


Paragraph One: Lump Sum Start Up with One End Date for Expenditure

In addition to your salary you will receive up to $XXX annually to cover travel, graduate assistants, and research or teaching related expenses (LIST ALLOWABLE USES FOR FUNDS), which must be expended no later than (DATE).  Any portion of the $XXX not expended for these purposes by that date will revert to other uses within the University. 

Paragraph Two:  Annual Commitments with Variable Amount/End Dates

In addition to your salary, the University will make available $XXX to cover travel, graduate assistants, and research or teaching related expenses (LIST ALLOWABLE USES FOR FUNDS).  $XXX of this amount must be expended by (DATE).  The remainder of these funds must be expended by (DATE).  Any portion of these funds not expended for these purposes by these dates will revert to other uses within the University.

Paragraph Three: Start Up for Administrative Appointments

Associated with your appointment as ________, the College of _________ agrees to provide the following program support to you and your department:  Approval to recruit and hire a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor no later than (DATE); approval to recruit and hire a 12-month fixed-term Instructor no later than (DATE); $XXX for new computers, printers and a projector; $XXX for upgrades of your departmental office; and $XXX for camera equipment and editing software to support your research/service.  The Department may also make available to you $XXX per year for services and supplies to support departmental operations, contingent on College approval and the University’s determination that funds are available for this purpose.