Faculty & Staff Resources


The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs supplements the role of the departments and colleges in implementing policies and procedures related to the appointment, roles, requirements, and responsibilities of all postdoctoral scholars.

Postdoctoral Scholars Standards & Guidelines

The Postdoctoral Scholars Standards and Guidelines handbook defines and sets forth terms and conditions relating to employment of postdoctoral scholars at the University of South Florida.

Appointing a Postdoc

These guidelines and procedures will aid faculty and departments when hiring postdoctoral scholars, including information on appointment types, salary expectations, degree verification, and more.

NIH-NSF GSS Reporting

The Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering survey (NIH-NSF GSS) is an annual census of all U.S. academic institutions granting research-based master's degrees or doctorates in science, engineering, and selected health fields as of fall of the survey year. These instructions should guide you how to complete the postdoctorate and non-faculty researcher portion of the survey.

Individual Development Plans

Faculty are encouraged to use Individual Development Plans (IDP) as a career planning tool for postdocs to help them take stock of their skills, interests and values and explore career options.