I have recently been offered a position by a university I had applied to. After I accepted the offer (through email), they said they would send me a formal offer letter along with other paperwork "ASAP". It has been over a week and I haven't received anything.
I'm not sure how long these things should take (nor if they normally send the letter via mail or email). Would it sound rude or desperate to send them an email to inquire about why I still haven't received anything from them at this point?
(sounding desperate my hurt my position in subsequent negotiations, but I would very much like to have some closure on my job search as soon as possible)