Someone on the job market sent part of her job application to JofUR. We did her the service of pre-rejecting her; it should soften the eventual blow. Or better, a trophy to hang in her office should she get the job. Fingers crossed for her.
I was going to dig up an old rejection letter that I received, but couldn't find one. So I wung it:
Thank you for applying to the tenure-track assistant professorship in at University. We had over 250 well-qualified applicants for the job. Although your unique combination of experience and skills made you a strong contender for the position, we must let you know that you did not make it to the final round of candidates to whom we will be offering interviews. Best of luck in your future, and we hope you will think of again in any future applications.