Policies Regarding Post-doctoral Appointment Eligibility

Post Doctoral Scholar Appointment Eligibility

  • The appointee was recently (within 5 years) awarded a Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or Sc.D.
  • The appointment involves full-time research or scholarship; and
  • The appointment is viewed as preparatory for a scientific or academic career; and
  • The appointee works under the supervision of a faculty member or a senior scholar; and
  • The appointee is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship, which were obtained during the period of the appointment.

Policies Concerning Scientific Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Consistent with the definition above, the postdoctoral appointment should remain a temporary (term) appointment with a primary purpose of providing additional research or scholarly development and training for a career in science.
  • The Sr. VP for Educational Affairs is assigned responsibility for monitoring postdoctoral policies to assure consistent application of those policies across the institution.