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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, Oct 27, 2021, 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 24, 2021, 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, Jan 26, 2022, 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, April 15, 2021, 12 – 1:30pm RSVP to reserve a seat.

Trans and gender non-conforming students are increasingly comfortable being out in the classroom but often are frustrated or let down by their instructors’ apathy, lack of knowledge or discomfort about their identities and experiences. Instructors who can address the needs of trans and gender non-conforming students in the classroom can make a huge difference in these students’ classroom success and their passion for the topic being taught. In this workshop facilitated by Princeton LGBT Center staff, attendees will learn vocabulary relevant to trans and gender non-conforming students, information on the campus climate for trans students, best practices for pronouns in the classroom, and a robust Q&A. We welcome AIs with any and all levels of experience working with trans and gender non-conforming students to attend.

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

via Zoom Thursday, April 22, 2021, 12 – 1pm RSVP to reserve a seat.

With the end of the semester approaching, student evaluations will soon pour in. As we receive this feedback (the good, the bad, the disgruntled), how do we parse the submissions to identify the most useful points to improve our teaching practices? What might we do with this information, as imperfect, hastily written, or biased as it may be? We’ll help you strategize every part of reviewing your evaluations and offer some effective ways to incorporate student feedback more regularly in your teaching practice.

Facilitator: Joseph Woldman, Online Learning Specialist.  

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

via Zoom Thursday, May 6, 2021, 12 – 1pm RSVP to reserve a seat.

Mentoring undergraduate researchers is extremely rewarding, but it can also be frustrating at times. During this workshop, we will discuss the benefits and challenges of working with young researchers by both drawing on our own experience as young researchers and by working through some common scenarios. You will leave this workshop with a concrete set of effective strategies for improving both your and your mentee’s experiences.

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

Wed, Apr 14, 2021, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: Virtual Session

This workshop is designed for international graduate students in F-1 visa status who will be applying for internships or other employment in the U.S. prior to graduation. The session will focus on the application process and timeline for Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) work authorization.

Graduate students in their final year of program who wish...


Thu, Apr 15, 2021, 9:30 am to 10:30 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.


Tue, Apr 20, 2021, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Virtual Session

This workshop is designed for international undergraduate students in F-1 visa status who will be applying for summer 2021 internships or other summer employment in the U.S. This session will focus on the application process and timeline for summer Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT) work authorization.

Class of 2021 students and graduate students...