Postdoctoral Fellow Appointment Process

Faculty supervisors are responsible for assembling a complete application package (consisting of the items identified below) and for forwarding it to, and leaving it with, their Faculty Dean. The Faculty Dean will review and approve the application, and the Dean will then forward it to Financial Services for any required funding verification. Financial services will then forward the verified application package to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS). The SGS will vet and approve the verfied package and extend the formal offer to the prospective PDF. The supervisor will be notified by the SGS when the PDF accepts the offer.

Please allow up to ten business days between submission of the application package to the Faculty Dean and the issue of a formal offer, by the SGS, to the prospective PDF. Reviewed (by SGS) and signed complete Appointment packages must be received by Payroll Services on or prior to the monthly cut-off dates set out by the Payroll Calendar for the month specified in the offer letter. Packages not received by Payroll deadlines will be delayed until the following month.

**NEW: Supervisors who are recruiting an international Postdoctoral Fellow (foreign national) should contact the SGS via email or by phone at 403-329-5117 prior to initiating the appointment/extension paperwork.

If a PDF will be funded by mutliple sources, please complete the PDF Funding Worksheet. The purpose of this worksheet is to formalize and communciate PDF funding commitments within the Faculty of Arts & Science for PDFs who will be paid by multiple sources. This worksheet should be completed prior to the completion of the PDF Payroll Authorization Form. If you have any questions rearding this Workshop please contact the School of Graduate Studies.

For infromation regarding postdoctoral Fellows benefit and CPP/EI costs please visit the Extended Health Benefit Coverage page of the SGS Website.

Click below to see a full version of the Postdoctoral Fellows Appointment Procedure.

Postdoctoral Fellows Appointment Process_2016 (information coming soon!)

Required Documentation for a Complete Appointment Package

For more information on documentation required and the appointment process check our our Supervisor Checklist

If you have any questions regarding the PDF Appontment please contact the School of Graduate Studies.