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Appointing Postdoctoral Scholars and Visitors

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Sociology Postdoctoral Scholars and Visitors

In response to  COVID-19,  new appointments of Visiting Student Researchers, Visiting Postdoctoral Scholars, Visiting Scholars, and other nonmatriculated students  are restricted unitl at least until September 1, 2021.

The Department of Sociology is an exciting, diverse and brilliant academic research community with scholars from around the world.  Students interested in postdoctoral or visiting student researcher appointments,  must obtain a Sociology Faculty sponsor to initiate the application process.

Appointment Types:

VSR: Visiting Student Researcher - Students who: have not yet obtained a Ph.D. (or its foreign equivalent), or who are not recognized experts in their fields, are invited to work with a Sociology faculty member on mutually beneficial projects. **Students can be appointment on a monthly basis.

PD: Postdoctoral Scholar - "Students" who have obtained a Ph.D. within the last 3 years; are invited to work with a Sociology faculty member (5 years max).

Other useful links:

OPA Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

I'Center Bechtel International Center

DoR Dean of Research


For Sociology Faculty Only:

Sociology Vistior Sponsor Request Form