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The Postdoctoral Orientation will be held on Friday, August 18 from 11:00am - 12:30pm in the Marshall Student Center, Room 2702.
Please register to attend by clicking HERE. Registration will close on Monday, August 14.

During orientation, we will be discussing Postdoc benefits, what the Postdoc Affairs Office can do for you, Professional Development, Tips to having a successful postdoc assignment, and providing you a forum to meet fellow postdocs.
If you have any questions, please email


Welcome to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs!

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is a USF System office that supplements the role of the departments and schools in implementing policies and procedures related to the appointment, roles, requirements, and responsibilities of all postdoctoral scholars. The office strives to foster a robust postdoctoral community, provide opportunities to enhance the postdoctoral experience, serve as a dedicated resource for postdoctoral scholars, faculty and administrators, and promote the university’s dynamic program of postdoctoral opportunities.

Our goal is for each postdoctoral scholar to have an exemplary professional and personal development experience while at USF.

2017-18 Provost’s Postdoctoral Initiative in the Social Sciences and Humanities

The University of South Florida is pleased to announce the 9th year of its Postdoctoral Scholars program in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The over-arching theme for this program is Global Change in a Dynamic World. Potential themes include (but are not limited to) sustainability; sustainable development; hazard and disaster management; climate change; population changes; technology and information issues; communication and language development; cultural diasporas; ethnicity, gender, and aging issues; cultural heritage and histories; citizenship; identity; health, economic, education, and environmental disparities; political economy; ethics; human rights; animal rights; peace and conflict studies; injury and violence; security and surveillance issues. Specific research and geographical areas are open, and applicants may consider both past and contemporary perspectives. Applications will be accepted starting September 1st.

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Forms & Policies

Faculty and administrators can find offer letter templates, individual development plans, postdoc evaluation forms and USF System postdoctoral policies here.


Professional development is a crucial component of the postdoctoral experience. The schedule of graduate student and postdoctoral workshops are here.

Networking Resources

Connecting with fellow postdocs at USF and around the world will dramatically improve your postdoctoral experience. We have a list of helpful resources for research, networking and professional development here.