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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, Sep 30, 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, Oct 28, 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, Nov 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

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Postdoc Events at McGraw Center

via Zoom Thursday, September 24, 2020, 12 – 1pm RSVP to reserve a seat.

Come share your experiences with fellow preceptors and a panel of experienced Graduate Teaching Fellows from the McGraw Center. We will discuss strategies that you can use in your class to address your specific concerns. This conversation is directed at both new graduate Assistants in Instruction and experienced AIs who want to invigorate their classrooms with new teaching strategies.

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

Facilitators: McGraw staff

Workshop full?  See McGraw calendar to check for other sessions.  Event Type: Workshop For: GRADUATE/POSTDOC

Zoom Webinar Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 4:30 – 5:30pm Join us as sociologist Anthony Jack, Assistant Professor of Education at Harvard University and author of The Privileged Poor (Harvard UP, 2020), engages in conversation with Cecilia Rouse, Dean of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA), the Katzman-Ernst Professor in Economics and Education, and professor of economics and public affairs. Their conversation will consider the campus lives of lower-income students, the "unwritten rules" or "hidden curriculum" of elite colleges, and the difference between "access" and "inclusion" at elite institutions. Jack will describe how class divides on campus create barriers to academic success-and share what schools can do to truly level the playing field.

This event, part of the McGraw Center's Inclusive Teaching at Princeton series and co-sponsored by Princeton Public Lectures and SPIA, is free and open to the public; however, registration is required. Please visit our webinar registration page for instructions.
 

This event is co-sponsored by the McGraw CenterPrinceton Public Lectures and the School of Public and International Affairs Event Type: Webinar For: ADMINISTRATORS, UNDERGRADUATE, UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH, FACULTY, GRADUATE/POSTDOC, INTERNATIONAL GRAD STUDENTS & POST-DOCS, EVERYONE More info: mcgraw.princeton.edu…

via Zoom Friday, October 2, 2020, 12 – 1:30pm RSVP to reserve a seat.

This workshop will focus on concrete strategies for bringing increased objectivity and consistency to grading student writing--without using quotas or curves. Participants will also learn about quick, effective ways to guide their students through the writing process and elicit stronger papers. This session will be led by Andrea DiGiorgio and Emma Ljung from the Princeton Writing Program.

This event may be counted as a pedagogy workshop for the Teaching Transcript program. Event Type: Workshop For: GRADUATE/POSTDOC

Postdoc Events at Davis IC

Tue, Sep 22, 2020, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Virtual Session

A supportive and safe(r) drop-in space for students to share their thoughts on issues impacting their lives. Topics covered will include

  • Pandemic isolation and relationship difficulties.
  • U.S. immigration policies & U.S./China relations.
  • Race based discrimination.
  • Cultural and linguistic differences.

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Wed, Sep 23, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: Virtual Session

Attendees are welcome to bring any questions, conversation topics or just join us for this week’s relaxing activity which will be coloring.

Tea & Talk is an informal weekly discussion group designed for international students, scholars and spouses to reflect on and share experiences related to studying, working and building a new community and life at Princeton University. This year...


Thu, Sep 24, 2020, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: Virtual Session

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.