Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Welcome to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. What is a Postdoc? According to the National Postdoctoral Association, "A postdoctoral scholar ("postdoc") is an individual holding a doctoral degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue a career path of his or her choosing." There are around 79,000 postdocs involved in research in the United States, with the number expected to steady increase. This increase is due to postdoc positions having become the de facto next career step in many disciplines following the receipt of a doctoral degree (National Postdoctoral Association).

Postdoctoral scholars at UNLV advance research, teaching, and creative activities, helping the university to reach its Top Tier goals. In addition, postdocs can qualify for Graduate Faculty Status. We encourage you to visit this website — a central resource for postdocs — frequently to learn about professional development opportunities, events, and programs.

Professional Development Workshops and Training

Workshops and training are hosted by members of the UNLV community and cover a broad range of areas from academic and professional topics to personal skills. Please see the Postdoctoral Scholar Calendar for the Fall 2018 schedule.

Additional resources for postdocs include:

Postdocs in the News

Miesha Marzell
Apr. 21, 2017

Former UNLV posdoctoral scholar Miesha Marzell credits her fellowship for helping her career as a professor. 

Rohan Jadav
Apr. 17, 2017

The researcher from Nebraska is working to reduce HIV transmission between mothers and children in Nigeria.

Stephanie McLaughlin
Apr. 7, 2017

Scholar's research on campus inspires more work to increase the Las Vegas community’s access to quality mental health care.

Constancio Arnaldo
Mar. 29, 2017

Get into the world of Filipino boxing and masculinity through postdoctoral scholar's research.

UNLV Funding Sources to Assist with Conference Travel, Research, and Publishing

Article Processing Charges: UNLV Open Article Fund

The UNLV University Libraries is pleased to announce funding to assist UNLV researchers seeking to publish in open access journals. Through the generous support of the Libraries Advisory Board along with funding from the Libraries' collections budget, there is $30,000 allocated to this pilot project. More information and the form can be found on the University Library website.

University Faculty Travel Committee Travel Fund

University Faculty Travel Committee (UFTC) travel fund provides funding toward academic faculty members' travel to attend conferences, conduct research at external sites, etc. Postdocs are eligible to receive funding. The maximum award is $1,000 per academic year.  Please view the website for additional details.

Search Research Grants

Additional information forthcoming.

Certifications

Postdoctoral scholars are invited to participate in all Graduate College certifications:

Resources

Upcoming Events

  • Get your semester off to a peaceful and intentional start! Join the Faculty Center and Anne White, certified through the Chopra Center as a meditation guide, for a guided meditation session to set your intention for fall...
  • What is Title IX? In this important and informative workshop, students will learn the scope of Title IX, what types of violations fall within Title IX, and the types of university services available to them when Title IX...
  • Students are invited to this workshop to learn about the application process and tips on how to obtain research funding.
  • Over the next decade, campuses across the country will see a drastic increase in the number of students on the Autism Spectrum entering higher education institutions. This session will give faculty and staff tools to support...
  • IRB is an important component for most research. However, many students are unaware of the IRB process. This workshop will detail the process of submitting an application to IRB, provide recommendations towards a successful...
  • Are you interested in a career in academia? Do you have questions about the transition from a master’s program to a doctoral program? Are you thinking about postdoctoral scholar positions after you complete a doctoral...
  • UndocuAlly Workshops equip staff, faculty, and student leaders with knowledge, skills and resources necessary to better serve undocumented students. Learn about relevant immigration policy, terminology, myths and...
  • Current and prospective online faculty can learn how to personalize the online classroom as you would in a face-to-face environment. Discuss and apply research-based best practices to impact student learning and achievement...
  • P.O.W.E.R.:  Promoting Outstanding Writing and Excellence in Research This innovative workshop will provide faculty and graduate students with theory and research based  supports and tools to help increase writing...
  • This workshop is for sharing information of course design technologies. This workshop will mainly focus on technologies that can be used to design online instructional activities and interactive content. Interactive content...
  • There are students at UNLV who experience food insecurity and housing insecurity, and their instructors may never know it. What can you do in the classroom to support students who are uncertain of their next meal, and who...
  • Student loans are a source of anxiety and stress for many graduate and professional students and postdoctoral scholars. While there are a number of student loan repayment options, this, in itself, can make it difficult to...
  • Business Growth Strategist Mark S A Smith will help the audience explore what leadership means and provide them with knowledge of the mindset, skillset, and toolset required to lead an organization that is sustainable,...
  • Effectively networking is the key to landing a job, internship, or other career experience. Want to learn how to market, brand, and network yourself for the upcoming Career Fair on October 9th? 
  • Have you considered teaching online, but want to know more about what's possible? This session will offer ideas and examples from faculty members, instructional designers, and online education experts. Lunch will be provided...
  • This workshop is designed to help graduate students better understand the various career pathways that are available to them after they finish their advanced degree, including how to find where non-academic jobs are posted....
  • Research makes a bigger impact when it is communicated broadly, beyond the academy and into the public spheres where it can inform professionals and the wider community. In this session, Tamara Herold and Bill Sousa from...
  • This workshop is for sharing information of course design technologies. This workshop will mainly focus on technologies that can be used to design online instructional activities and interactive content. Interactive content...
  • LinkedIn has been around since 2003 and today is the world’s largest professional network with more than 610 million users. Recruiters and employers primarily use LinkedIn to source candidates for positions at their...
  • Join us for the fifth annual Diversity Research and Mentorship Reception. This event annually showcases undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty/staff who are from diverse backgrounds and...
  • Take some time at midterm to breathe and center yourself. Join the Faculty Center and Anne White, certified through the Chopra Center as a meditation guide, for a guided meditation session.
  • This information session is for prospective online faculty. You will learn more about the Office of Online Education and our resources to support you. Hear from Darrell Pepper, Ph.D., Director of Nevada Center for Advanced...
  • According to a study conducted by the staffing firm Robert Half, only 39% of workers said they negotiated their salary during their last job offer. The study also found that men were more likely to negotiate their salary...
  • This workshop is a discussion on the demographic of today’s online student at UNLV. Learn first-hand the nuances of the student population, their needs and how you can prepare to support them.  Research-based best-practices...
  • This workshop series features advice from UNLV faculty member, Jennifer Pharr (Community Health Sciences) on writing and publishing, and will offer opportunities for practice and feedback. Boost your writing productivity!...
  • Over the next decade, campuses across the country will see a drastic increase in the number of students on the Autism Spectrum entering higher education institutions. This session will give faculty and staff tools to support...
  • The Rebel Grad Slam challenges students to a 3-minute/1-slide presentation to showcase their research to the audience and judges in a condensed and compelling way. Participants will be evaluated on how well they explain and...
  • This presentation provides information about investing, which may help attendees feel more secure in their investment strategy, especially in today’s changing world. Five steps are reviewed to help attendees invest more...
  • This workshop series features advice from UNLV faculty member, Jennifer Pharr (Community Health Sciences) on writing and publishing, and will offer opportunities for practice and feedback. Boost your writing productivity!...
  • This session will help faculty overcome their fears about incorporating materials into their online courses. We will examine best practices for frequently used items like articles, video, and images.  Participants will also...
  • Explore your options for developing and teaching a hybrid course at UNLV in this face-to-face workshop. Hybrid courses blend face-to-face and online course instruction, discussion, and learning activities based on the...
  • This workshop series features advice from UNLV faculty member, Jennifer Pharr (Community Health Sciences) on writing and publishing, and will offer opportunities for practice and feedback. Boost your writing productivity!...
  • This workshop is for sharing information of course design technologies. This workshop will mainly focus on technologies that can be used to design online instructional activities and interactive content. Interactive content...
  • Students face turbulent careers after graduation prompting more discussions about higher education's role in ensuring students are career ready after graduation. This workshop will provide an overview of the drivers and...
  • Take a break during Study Week to breathe and center yourself. Join the Faculty Center and Anne White, certified through the Chopra Center as a meditation guide, for a guided meditation session.
  • Please join the Graduate College and the Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) for a celebration of graduate student research and scholarship at the seventh annual Inspiration, Innovation, Impact: A...
  • The Graduate College is proud to bring you the fourth annual Graduate Showcase. This event is an opportunity for participants to tell the world about their research. Graduate students will have the opportunity to gain ...

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