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Termination and Resignation Policies (as of 2015)

The University may impose corrective action or dismissal when the postdoctoral scholar’s performance or conduct merits the action. Corrective action could be in the form of a verbal reprimand, written reprimand, suspension, or termination.

Notice of termination: If a postdoctoral appointment is terminated by the faculty mentor prior to the end of the appointment, the postdoctoral scholar should be notified in writing at least two weeks in advance. If the postdoc is on a temporary visa, postdocs must be given at least 30 days’ notice. The exception is for appointees who are terminated due to poor performance and/or terminated under adverse circumstances. In all adverse/performance cases, the Office for Postdoctoral Affairs should be notified as soon as possible.

Notice of resignation: If a postdoctoral scholar resigns prior to the end of the appointment, he or she should provide a written two-week notice. Postdoctoral appointees must leave all research and instructional materials with the faculty supervisor to ensure continuation of the project or teaching assignment and compliance with relevant University and sponsor policies. However, at the discretion of the College/Department, access to these data and materials may be provided to the appointee.