Postdoctoral scholars and associates are a unique and valued classification in the university that require special policies and services. As administrators, you are critical allies with OACD in facilitating full use of the many resources and policies that enhance the success of the postdoctoral experience.

Appointment Procedures

Access pre-approval processes for appointment procedures as well as sample letter resources.

Benefits and Classifications

The benefits statement is updated as of March 2017.

Career Development Planning

A Career Development Plan (CDP) is a useful tool to help you map and track your career development strategies. The University has developed templates to help you conceptualize your career development planning.


Learn more about postdoctoral compensation at the University of Pittsburgh.

Hiring Postdocs

View the postdoc hiring process at the University of Pittsburgh.

Open Postdoc Positions

View open postdoctoral positions at the University of Pittsburgh.

Postdoctoral Guidelines

The University Guidelines for Postdoctoral Scholars and Associates have been effective as of July 2005 and updated June 2018.

Resource Directory

.Access resources including career resources, family-friendly resources, international services, and research and funding.

Training Grant Programs

The University of Pittsburgh has over 60 training grant programs for predoctoral students and postdoctoral and clinical fellows.

Training Grant Resources

The Office of Academic Career Development (OACD) fosters a sense of community among the University’s training grant directors and administrators, coordinates communication, and maintains multiple institutional training grant resources.

Training Grant Summit

The University of Pittsburgh Training Grant Summit is a meeting of senior leadership, training grant directors and administrators, and other colleagues interested in fostering and supporting renewed growth in our training grant community.