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Postdoctoral Scholars (PDSs) are Divisional appointments intended for postdoctoral training and are generally supported by restricted funds. PDS appointments are generally for a 12-month term. Each PDS will have a primary faculty sponsor who will be responsible for developing a mentoring program for the trainee with clearly established expectations and goals.
Proposal--The department will prepare and submit a recommendation for the appointment that is reviewed by OAA for completeness and approved by the Dean. The original recommendation should be submitted to OAA. A complete recommendation will include:
_____ Chair’s letter to Dean which should include
_____ name of candidate
_____ proposed effective date and term
_____ proposed compensation
_____ Department endorsement of the appointment as a training experience
_____ Description of the training/mentoring commitment and terms for evaluation
_____Updated CV (suggested format) MS Word
_____ Copy of Postdoc Scholar Offer letter
Post-approval/Payroll—Upon approval of appointment and attending privileges, the department should follow all the Work Day steps to ensure all required forms are uploaded completely and correctly. Work Day Reference Guide. All required actions must be completed by the WD payroll deadline to guarantee a paycheck at the end of the month.