Applicants must satisfy all of the following specifications:
The postdoc must possess a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent conferred less than five years ago (extenuating circumstances, including health and family care, can justify exceptions to this requirement).
The proposed appointment may not total more than five years of service in this title, including previous postdoctoral experience at other institutions.
The postdoc must have an institutional source of funding, e.g., fellowship, traineeship, or equivalent external support.
The postdoc must pursue a program of research and training under the direction of a faculty member, with approval of an academic department or organized research unit (ORU) and registration with the VSPA Program.
The postdoc may not have been employed as an assistant professor, associate professor, or professor.
Initial appointments must be at least one year in duration. Subsequent reappointments are usually for one-year terms, but can be shorter. Reappointments must be at least one month in duration.
Postdoctoral Scholar – Employee (Job Code 3252)
An appointment is made in the title “Postdoctoral Scholar – Employee” when (1) the agency funding the salary requires or permits the appointee to be an employee of the University, or (2) whenever General Funds, Opportunity Funds or other University discretionary funds are used to support the position.
Postdoctoral Scholar – Fellow (Job Code 3253)
An appointment is made in the title “Postdoctoral Scholar – Fellow” when the Postdoctoral Scholar has been awarded a fellowship or traineeship for postdoctoral study by an extramural agency and the fellowship or traineeship is paid through a University account.
Postdoctoral Scholar – Paid Direct (Job Code 3254)
An appointment is made in the title “Postdoctoral Scholar – Paid Direct” when the Postdoctoral Scholar has been awarded a fellowship or traineeship for postdoctoral study by an extramural agency and the agency pays the fellowship or traineeship directly to the Postdoctoral Scholar, rather than through the University. Such appointments shall have a “without-salary” status.
Postdoctoral Scholars may be assigned to more than one Postdoctoral Scholar title concurrently depending on University and extramural funding agency requirements.