4/8/14 Invitation of external referee from the Department of Philosophy of Peking University

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Email text:

From: Li Lin [mailto:<EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED>]
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2014 7:18 PM
To: <EMAIL RECIPIENT REMOVED>
Subject: Invitation of external referee from the Department of Philosophy of Peking University
Importance: High
 
Dear Professor__ _<EMAIL RECIPIENT REMOVED>_____:
 
I am Li Lin, one of the HR officers in the Department of Philosophy of Peking University. Trusted by the Academic Committee, We sincerely invite you to act as our external referee, evaluating objectively and fair on the applied professors’ academic level and comprehensive quality, which will be of great significance to our arrangement. Thank you very much.
 
There are three mail attachments below: the formal invitation, the approval sheet and the candidates’ personal profile (including the CV and the representative works). Please reply the invitation’s receipt, the stamped and signed approval sheet scanned or in the shape of photograph to <EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED> by April 11th.
 
It is nice of you and thank you very much.
 
Contacts: Li Lin
Office number: <PHONE NUMBER REMOVED>
Tel number: <PHONE NUMBER REMOVED>
 
Best wishes
 
Li Lin
April 8, 2014