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Postdocs at Princeton University

Postdoctoral research associates and fellows are appointed through the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. Though appointed through the Office of the Dean of Faculty, we are not faculty but academic professionals. Rules corresponding to the different types of postdoc appointments can be found on this Policies & Procedures website. In coordinating your appointment at Princeton, your primary contact will be your supervising professor and her departmental administrative staff, however, questions regarding benefits can be addressed by the Office of Human Resources

Welcome!

The Princeton Postdoctoral Council (PDC) aims to serve Postdoctoral Fellows, Postdoctoral Scholars and Research Associates at Princeton University by aiding in their professional development, fostering a sense of community and identity, and enhancing the quality of the postdoctoral experience.


Join Us

We have two mailing lists, which you can join by logging in to the Princeton listserv service.

We send out events and other announcements through our PDC-social mailing list.

We also have the Ask A Postdoc (ASAP) mailing list that you can use to ask fellow postdocs questions about housing, funding, or anything else.

And visit us on Facebook and Twitter!

Upcoming PDC Events

PDC Happy Hour

Wed, Mar 25, 2020, 6:00 pm

Interested in interdisciplinary discussions? Getting the latest news about Princeton? Getting involved in the next events of PDC? Or just grabbing...

Location: Ivy Inn (248 Nassau St)
Tags: social event

PDC Happy Hour

Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 6:00 pm

Interested in interdisciplinary discussions? Getting the latest news about Princeton? Getting involved in the next events of PDC? Or just grabbing...

Location: Ivy Inn (248 Nassau St)
Tags: social event

PDC Happy Hour

Wed, May 27, 2020, 6:00 pm

Interested in interdisciplinary discussions? Getting the latest news about Princeton? Getting involved in the next events of PDC? Or just grabbing...

Location: Ivy Inn (248 Nassau St)
Tags: social event

Postdoc Events at McGraw Center

Lewis Library 121
Friday, October 18, 2019, 4:30 – 6pm

RSVP to reserve a seat.

How does implicit bias impact student learning, and how can we as graduate student AIs recognize and tackle it? How might we practice inclusive teaching? Join us to learn how to facilitate learning in a diverse classroom.

This event may be counted as a pedagogy workshop for the Teaching Transcript program.

Event Type: Workshop
For: GRADUATE/POSTDOC, INTERNATIONAL GRAD STUDENTS & POST-DOCS

330 Frist Campus Center
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 3:30 – 5pm

What do we mean by "participation" and "student engagement," and why do we value these constructs?  What messages do we send when we expect students to participate by speaking publicly or answering impromptu questions? Should we include participation as a component of assessment and grading? And how might we evaluate student participation in meaningful ways? In this workshop for all graduate students and postdocs, we will interrogate some of these questions in an effort to broaden conceptions of participation, with a particular focus on intentional inclusion and engagement opportunities for students with hidden disabilities, neurodiversity, and learning differences.

RSVP to reserve a seat.

Event Type: Workshop
For: GRADUATE/POSTDOC

330 Frist Campus Center
Thursday, November 7, 2019, 3:30 – 5pm

How can we grade both fairly and efficiently? How can we provide feedback that students will reflect on and use to improve their work? This workshop addresses important concerns and challenges of grading—including the question of how to grade student participation. Participants in the workshop will define the criteria for their students’ work and begin to formulate rubrics that can usefully address these concerns as well as meaningfully assess and advance their students’ learning. Further, we consider how we might shift our students’ focus on getting good grades to reflecting on their own learning. This event may be counted as a pedagogy workshop for the Teaching Transcript program.

RSVP to reserve a seat.

Event Type: Workshop
For: GRADUATE/POSTDOC

Postdoc Events at Davis IC

Thu, Sep 19, 2019, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: New Graduate College (Common Room)

The English Conversation Group offers an opportunity to practice English language skills, make friends, and learn about different cultures. Individuals are divided into small groups, each with a volunteer tutor who is a native speaker. He/she will help group members with pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms etc. in a friendly and relaxed environment.


Thu, Sep 19, 2019, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: New Graduate College (Common Room)

The English Conversation Group offers an opportunity to practice English language skills, make friends, and learn about different cultures. Individuals are divided into small groups, each with a volunteer tutor who is a native speaker. He/she will help group members with pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms etc. in a friendly and relaxed environment.


Wed, Oct 23, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Location: Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building (Room 397)

Small Talk in America Have you ever been in an awkard conversation and wished you had something to say or a way to start a conversation. Join Davis IC's Associate Director, Mladenka Tomasevic in a discussion on the art of small talk.