Postdoctoral Scholars

At USF the postdoctoral experience emphasizes scholarship and continued research training for individuals who have recently completed a doctoral degree. Our postdocs engage in research training under the general oversight of a faculty mentor in preparation for a career position in academe, industry, government or the non-profit sector. In addition, postdoctoral scholars enrich the research community with their expert knowledge and experience, and provide mentorship to graduate and undergraduate students.

The university strives to enhance the postdoctoral experience by providing a stimulating and constructive environment, and by encouraging mutual respect and understanding. Our goal is for you to have an excellent professional and personal development experience during your postdoctoral employment at USF.

USF postdoctoral scholars are eligible for benefits that include medical, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. To participate, you must enroll for medical, dental, life and disability insurance within 60 days of beginning employment at USF or during the annual open enrollment period. To enroll for medical insurance follow the online instructions listed below to enroll with Arthur J Gallagher & Co. To enroll for life insurance or long term disability insurance, contact the Gabor Agency.

USF postdoctoral scholars also have the option to enroll in the State sponsored benefits plan. For information on those plans options, please visit our Health Insurance webpage.

For more information on any plan options available you may also contact the Benefits Specialist in your Service Center.

Postdoc Guide

The Postdoc Guide contains details on all benefits available to Postdoctoral Scholars, including medical and dental insurance costs, along with helpful information on university and research resources, the Tampa Bay area and more.


Medical Insurance

Life Insurance and Long Term Disability 


Frequently Asked Questions about Postdoc Benefits