Dr./Mr./Ms. [name] is a candidate for the position in [department or school] at the University of Washington. We seek your assistance in providing an assessment of [candidate's name]'s record. An assessment by you, as someone who has a thorough knowledge of this field, will be valuable to us in arriving at our decision. Your assessment will remain confidential within federal and state guidelines except to those individuals directly involved in the selection process. We request that external evaluators direct their response to the following issues:
Thank you for your time. I would appreciate a reply by [date].