Host Departments

Host departments are encouraged to welcome the fellow into the department and make every effort to ensure that the fellow is included in communications about departmental colloquia, seminars and social events. Host departments are expected to provide the fellow with information about salary and benefits and administer the fellow's research and professional travel funds. Host departments are expected to provide the fellow with access to appropriate office space and routine administrative support such as telephone lines, departmental mail services, and technical support.

Please Note: It is expected that departments and faculty mentors will make appropriate arrangements for office space and other necessary resources.  

Frequently Asked Questions - Department Chairs

Yes. The University of Arizona President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program office, in concert with the proposed faculty mentor, will request a letter of support from the department chair. This separate letter from the department chair should describe the department's level of interest in hiring the applicant into a tenure-track position and/or identify a potential fit with another University of Arizona department, if that is appropriate.

The program requires that fellows are in residence and establish a presence at the mentor's campus, school or department.

No. The President's Office provides the salary, benefits, research stipend, professional development stipend, startup costs, and moving stipend. It is expected that departments and faculty mentors will make appropriate arrangements for space and other necessary resources.

Host departments are encouraged to welcome the fellow into the department and make every effort to ensure that the fellow is included in communications about departmental colloquia, seminars and social events. Host departments are expected to provide the fellow with information about salary and benefits and administer the fellow's research and professional development funds. Host departments are expected to provide the fellow with appropriate office space and routine administrative support. In addition, President's Postdoctoral Fellows should be provided with opportunities for career development, including consideration for a faculty position at the University of Arizona.