Appointing Scholars

The Office of the Provost provides three types of academic appointments: postdoctoral scholar appointments, courtesy appointments, and visiting scholar appointments. All appointment requests (paid visiting, courtesy, and postdoctoral) must be initiated directly through Workday. Workday has a feature to upload documents so the CV can be added directly into the system. The HR Partner in your department is responsible for initiating these appointments/reappointments requests and should attend, if they haven't already, the Workday trainings on academic appointments and hiring postdocs. Workday ambassadors are also available in the Feldberg atrium to answer any questions you might have about the process.

Allow 5 business days to process.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Postdoctoral Scholars are a crucial component of the research community here at Brandeis University. It is our goal to provide these scholars with the opportunity to prepare for the next steps of their career in a supportive and rewarding environment. The ultimate aim of a postdoctoral research position is to pursue professional training and development while benefiting from the mentorship of the University's faculty and the use of University facilities. Please visit the Office of Research Administration website for full details on Postdoctoral Appointment requests and required documentation. The three types of postdoctoral scholar appointments are:

  • Postdoctoral Associate
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • National Research Service Award (NRSA) Postdoctoral Fellow

Courtesy Appointees

Courtesy appointees are members of the Brandeis community who are not paid, but require a formal relationship with Brandeis for an academic purpose such as research, special academic use of Brandeis facilities, or other special arrangements. All courtesy appointments are academic appointments and must be initiated in Workday by the department sponsoring the appointment.

Visiting Scholars

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 come to Brandeis under the sponsorship of a Brandeis Faculty member, and are not considered Brandeis faculty, employees or contractors. However, they will receive a modest stipend to help defray travel or living expenses. An example appointment letter is provided here, to upload to Workday along with the scholar's CV.