Postdoctoral Scholar Policy and Forms

The Offer of Appointment (OOA) and Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) Payroll Authorization Form (PAF) are used as part of the application package assembled by the Faculty Supervisor for an incoming postdoctoral scholar. Reviewed (by PDA) and signed complete Appointment/Extension packages must be received by Payroll Services on or prior to the monthly cut-off dates set out by the Payroll Calendar for the month specified in the offer letter. Packages not received by Payroll deadlines will be delayed until the following month.

Supervisors who are recruiting an international postdoctoral scholar (foreign national) should contact PDA via email prior to initiating the appointment/extension paperwork.

**NEW: To begin the appointment process, supervisors must complete the Pre-Appointment Worksheet and send it to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (PDA). The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will use this worksheet to assemble to the Offer of Appointment for the postdoctoral scholar candidate. 

If you have any questions regarding the forms required for a postdoctoral scholar appointment, contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (