Postdoctoral Administrator Responsibilities

Learn about responsibilities of administrators

Appointment Procedures

Instructions for how to process assignments of postdoctoral fellows (employee and non-employee).

Research Titles

Policy for assigning appropriate research titles (including Postdoctoral titles) to individuals whose primary activities are to conduct research at, or on behalf of, the university can be found on the Policies page of the Office of the VP for Research, under University/Research Titles. Offer letter templates can be found here as well.


Postdocs participate in orientation for UT staff, which takes place every Monday.

Training and Compliance

Encourage your postdoctoral fellows to complete all online training and compliance required by the university within the first week of employment.

Faculty Mentoring

Developing a postdoctoral mentoring plan

Intentionality in designing a postdoctoral mentoring plan can provide a foundation for the success of postdocs.

NSF mentoring requirement

Each proposal that requests funding to support postdoctoral researchers must include, as a supplementary document, a description of the mentoring activities that will be provided for such individuals.

Individual development plan

An individual development plan (IDP) can help a postdoc explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits him/her best.

Researcher Resources

Resources for researchers from the Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors.

Other Mentoring Resources

Resources from the National Postdoctoral Association.