Research Fellows (Post-Docs)

Research Fellows (postdocs) are selected and appointed by the individual LSA Department.  Appointments are for one year and may be renewed up to three years based on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.  Appointing departments must use the template provided below when offering a position.  When submitting the HR paperwork to the college a copy of the offer letter with the signature of the candidate accepting the offer must be attached.  Additional templates have been provided for use as appropriate and are optional.  A section on the front page of the College's Research Website has been created and contains orientation materials for the Research Fellow, and will take them the University and College resources.  Additionally, we anticipate that departments will have local resource information readily available for them.

Process for Hiring Research (Postdoc) Fellows

Template Offer Letter (Word document)

Minimum Post-Doc Salaries (PDF)

Annual Review for Research Fellows

Extension or Termination of Appointments

Relocation Support

SPG 201.19 (

Conflict Resolution Statement - reviewed November 24, 2014 (PDF)

Department Mentoring Plans

Guidelines for Mentoring Plan - Reviewed November 24, 2014 (PDF)

Travel with Children Policy

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