Mission and Goals

Mission

The mission of the University of Minnesota Postdoctoral Association is to improve the quality of the postdoctoral experience and to facilitate the long-term success of our members.


Goals

Recognition of post doctorates as members of the University community:

  • Recognition of teaching and research accomplishments
  • Representation in decisions and policies that affect post doctorates

Professional development programs:

  • Seed grant opportunities
  • Career and training workshops
  • Job fair opportunities

Clear and consistent human resources procedures:

  • Hiring and Firing
  • Communication of responsibilities
  • Job performance evaluations
  • Conflict resolution resources

Communication and information resources:

  • List server of members
  • Online newsletter, website, member directory
  • Partnership with the U of M Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to achieve our mutual objectives

Members

Members include all non-tenure-track postdoctoral appointments including but not limited to Postdoctoral Fellows, Postdoctoral Associates, and Research Associates.