Appointing Postdocs and Scholars

The Office of the Provost provides three types of academic appointments: postdoctoral scholar appointments, courtesy appointments, and visiting scholars. Using the facilities of the University, we hope that these appointments are able to acquire the skills necessary to pursue their career goals. The three types of postdoctoral scholar appointments are:

Visit the Office of Research Administration website for more details.

Postdoctoral Scholars are a crucial component of the research community here at Brandeis University. While working under the supervision of faculty members and using the facilities of the University, we hope that these Scholars are able acquire the skills necessary to pursue their career goals. Our mission is to assist postdoctoral scholars during their professional training and development.

Courtesy appointees are members of the Brandeis community who are not paid, but who require a formal relationship to Brandeis for an academic purpose such as research, special academic use of the Brandeis facilities, or other special arrangements. To recommend a courtesy appointment, fill out the Courtesy Appointment Recommendation form and sent it to postdoc@brandeis.edu.

Visiting scholars come to Brandeis for a limited period of time to share their knowledge and experience and to learn something about us and with us. They are not Brandeis employees or contractors, but will be paid a modest stipend to defray travel or living expenses. We ask recommenders to draft a letter that follows this example. Please send a draft of the letter (as a Word doc) along with the candidate’s vita to research@brandeis.edu. Allow 5 business days to process.