Overview: Faculty and Staff Resources
Faculty mentors play a critical role in the training of postdoctoral scholars, providing opportunities for postdocs to develop their knowlege and research skills. Similarly, departmental staff such as human resource facilatators or budget managers are important resources for new postdoctoral scholars,making sure postdocs complete necessary paperwork, sign up for health coverage, or obtain access to other servcies on campus.
In this section, faculty mentors and staff providing administrative support to postdoctoral scholars will find helpful information on:
- Posting a postdoc opening (UPDATED!)
- How to hire and promote a postdoc
- Campus policies, health coverage, and benefits
- Resources on mentoring and supporting postdocs
- Annual Performance Evaluation
- Self-Assessment for postdocs
- Extension of Appointment Form
- Frequently Asked Questions
- NPA Core Competencies (download .pdf)
OPA also sponsors events for faculty mentors and HR Facilitators who work with postdocs, including the School of Medicine's Quarterly HR Training and New PI Training (hosted by the Center for Faculty Excellence). Check our calendar for upcoming dates.
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has transitioned to posting available postdoc positions using PeopleAdmin across all university departments and divisions. Please visit the Job Postings section to see the updates.
Effective July 1, 2012, the minimum stipend for a Postdoctoral Scholar shall be no less than $37,088. It is encouraged to provide additional stipend for postdoctoral scholars based upon their performance.
Changes to Postdoc Health Insurance Plan
Effective July 1, 2012, new rates for postdoctoral scholars and their dependents have a rate increase while continuing to provide the highest quality coverage. Also effective on July 1 will be a change in the plan coverage where coverage begins the first day of the month following the month of the Postdoc’s appointment effective date.
Effective March 14, 2011, University employees must report any criminal conviction(s) as outline in the policy within five business days of the conviction.
Criminal Background Check
As of October 15, 2007, the University requires a criminal conviction check be conducted for prospective postdoc appointees prior to appoinment.