Post Doctoral Appointment Process

Appointment Process

U.S. Citizens

  • Email completed Appointment Initiation Form with approval signatures
  • Provide cover Memo from Faculty Member to Chair requesting approval of appointment
  • Provide Chair's Request to Dean for approval of appointment
  • Provide updated CV with a current mailing address
  • Three letters of recommendation are required for new Post Docs appointments

Each department will prepare a letter of appointment which will be uploaded in RIAS.

Non-U.S. Citizens (Proof of English Proficiency Form Required)

  • Email completed Appointment Initiation Form with approval signatures
  • For DS-2019 requests, access the Center for Global Services website, search for the request link. Enter your id and password along with the full name and address of the joining party. This link will then be emailed directly to the joining party so they may upload their documents (CV, passport, source of funding, letter of invitation). You will receive a notification email once this process has been completed. You may now upload any remaining documents (i.e., JE numbers along with the English proficiency document and appointment letter). Once submitted, the Chair then the Vice Dean will approve the appointment and the International Center will be prompted that the process has been completed. The Global Center will notify the Department by email when the DS-2019 is ready.

Individuals who do not hold a PhD at the time of the appointment request may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Contingency requests should be directed to SEBS-HR along with a current CV and an official qualifying receipt of submittal of dissertation for the Dean's review.

For more information visit (Academic Appointments Manual).