Welcome to USF
As a postdoctoral scholar, you are an important member of the USF community. Much of recent rise in prominence is due to postdocs like you who are advancing scientific knowledge, using best practices in the classroom and contributing to a better, more informed world.
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs works to serve you by:
- providing professional development
- cultivating a network of scholars
- assisting you in navigating USF offices
- advocating for postdocs across the USF System
The Office is staffed by an Associate Director and an Academic Program Specialist. Either can be reached here.
Academic Program Specialist
Office Location – John and Grace Allen Administration Building (ALN), Room 200, 2nd Floor. The building is located at the end of Leroy Collins Blvd which is the main entrance to campus off Fowler Ave.
Please visit Human Resources on your first day (or before if you can) so your paperwork can be processed timely. Make sure HR goes over with you the benefit options. PeopleFirst and GallagherKoster are the servicers and the coverage is quite different for each.
Once your offer letter has been processed by HR and you have an employee ID (also called a GEMS ID), you will be able to establish an email address and obtain a USF ID Card. This process make a few days depending on the time of year. If you are moving to Tampa ahead of your start date, you can complete the HR on-boarding process before your start date.
International Services is located in the Patel College off Alumni Drive. They will be the ones processing your visa and will be able to give you information related to maintaining your status at USF.
Yes, we offer an annual orientation in the Fall. Any postdoc is welcome to come if they have not attended a prior orientation.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org once you have a USF email address. Postdoctoral Affairs does not process the appointments so we only know if you are coming after you're already here. In order to get on the list in timely fashion, please email us the first week you are here or stop by the office in ALN 200.
Generally, no. We are not given a budget for travel awards. If there are surplus funds in a given year, we may offer them but you will be notified if this is the case.
Your department may allow you to teach if they have a need. If you are paid by a grant, you need to be sure you are permitted to teach. Your PI or your department research administrator will know the answer to this. The Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE), Library 6th Floor, offers professional development related to teaching for anyone interested.
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will be happy to assist you. We assist postdocs and students with faculty and non-faculty job searches from application through the offer negotiation process.