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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


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, 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

New South, Training Room, 7th floor
Friday, August 30, 2019, 10:30am – 3:30pm

Every Friday from June 28 to August 30, except for July 5.
Breakfast and light lunch will be served. Space is limited!
Please sign up for the upcoming session.

Does your writing project desperately need your attention, yet you find yourself postponing writing again and again? Consider doing it differently!

This weekly writing series was created with the specific needs of graduate writers in mind. Modeled on the Writing Center Dissertation Bootcamp, the series helps you set aside time dedicated solely to writing and offers a system of support. Each session is framed by a goal-setting conversation in the beginning and a reflection at the end to help track writing progress.

When you sign up for the workshop, please have in mind that attending these briefings is mandatory. They offer a chance to battle the isolation that writers often find themselves in, and introduce an accountability element so that it's easier to deliver on your plans. If you ever think that you are too slow or your writing task is just too daunting, come and get the support of your peers. It's easier when you are not alone!

If you have questions, please contact Elizaveta Mankovskaya at

Event Type: Workshop

330 Frist Campus Center
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 12 – 1:15pm

The Teaching Transcript Program guides you in enhancing your teaching skills and provides documentation of your formal pedagogical training for the academic job search. In this lunchtime meeting, participants plan strategies for effectively reflecting on their teaching throughout the semester. We discuss components of our program such as the class observation as well as how to draw on that and our workshops to prepare an effective statement of teaching philosophy and syllabus, which are the written work for the Transcript. Lunch is provided. This event may be counted as a pedagogy workshop for the Teaching Transcript program.

RSVP to reserve a seat.

Event Type: Workshop

330 Frist Campus Center
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 3:30 – 5pm

Teaching statements have become important in academic job searches as more and more colleges and universities are requesting them from applicants for faculty positions. This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of the teaching statement and present recent research on how search committees interpret them. We will also discuss how writing a statement can serve as a valuable means of enhancing one’s own teaching strategies. This workshop will provide a context for participants to start writing their own statements by drafting key elements of them that draw on their teaching experiences and their goals for their students. This event may be counted as a pedagogy workshop for the Teaching Transcript program.
RSVP to reserve a seat.

Event Type: Workshop

Postdoc Events at Davis IC

Tue, Sep 3, 2019, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Louis A. Simpson International Building (MPR B60B)

New international scholars and visiting student research collaborators (VSRC) are invited to attend this orientation session. The Scholar and VSRC Orientation provides information for our new international scholars (faculty, lecturers, postdoctoral research associates, research assistants and visiting fellows) and visiting student research collaborators (Graduate students at another...

Mon, Sep 16, 2019, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: Louis A. Simpson International Building (MPR B60B)
Speaker(s): Pamela Cohen, Associate Director, STEM, Career Services

Are you planning on working in the U.S.? Learn about American job/internship search norms, expectations of employers, and advice that you can use in your job/internship search.

Wed, Sep 18, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Location: Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building (Room 397)

Why do Americans act that way? Learn about life in the U.S. - expectations, taboos, greetings, and other social customs. Join us in this discussion as we compare and contrast with customs in your countries.