Courtesy appointees are members of the Brandeis community who are not paid, but who require a formal affiliation with Brandeis for an academic purpose such as research, special academic use of the Brandeis facilities or other special arrangements.
They must have a Brandeis faculty sponsor who is responsible for supervising the appointee.
Appointments are usually given for one year, though appointees may be reappointed annually as necessary. These are academic appointments issued under the Office of the Provost.
Types of Courtesy Appointments
There are three titles for courtesy appointees:
An individual doing postbaccalaureate or post-master’s research in any field, or while pursuing a PhD degree.
A PhD, usually in the sciences, or a person highly skilled with years of experience within a field of study.
A high school student or undergraduate student performing research under supervision.
All courtesy appointments are academic appointments and must be initiated in Workday by the department sponsoring the appointment. As we transition to the Workday business process, postdoctoral services requires that the recommendation for courtesy appointment form (pdf) be completed and uploaded to the academic appointment in Workday.