At UC Irvine, the Postdoctoral Scholar experience emphasizes scholarship and continued research training for individuals who have recently completed a doctoral degree. The Postdoctoral Scholar conducts research under the general oversight of a UCI Faculty Mentor in preparation for a career position in academe, industry, government or the non-profit sector. Postdoctoral work provides essential training in many disciplines for individuals pursuing academic careers and may include opportunities to enhance teaching and business skills as well.
Postdoctoral Scholars bring expertise and creativity that enrich the research environment for all members of the UC Irvine community, including graduate and undergraduate students. UC Irvine strives to provide a stimulating, positive, and constructive experience for the Postdoctoral Scholar by emphasizing the mutual commitment and responsibility of the institution, the faculty and the Postdoctoral Scholar.
Faculty and staff should familiarize themselves with information regarding postdoctoral scholar appointments at the Office of Academic Personnel. This Office reviews and approves all Postdoctoral Scholar appointments. Here faculty and staff can find answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) as well as sample letters, forms and other resources to assist in the employment/appointment process as well a link to the collective bargaining agreement.