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Appointing Postdoctoral Scholars and Visitors

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Sociology Postdoctoral Scholars and Visitors

The Department of Sociology is an exciting, diverse and brilliant academic research community with scholars from around the world. If you are interested in a Postdoctoral or Visiting Scholar post in the Department of Sociology, you will need to have a professor in the department sponsor you.

For Sociology Faculty:

Sociology Vistior Sponsor Request Form


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