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Postdoctoral Scholars

What is a Postdoctoral Scholar?

The University of North Carolina Wilmington has adopted the definition of postdoctoral scholar from the National Postdoctoral Association: A postdoctoral scholar ("postdoc") is an individual who has received a doctoral degree (or equivalent) and is engaged in a temporary and defined period of mentored advanced training to enhance the professional skills and research independence needed to pursue his or her chosen career path.


Postdoctoral Scholars and Fellows Program Overview

Welcome to the University of North Carolina Wilmington where postdoctoral scholars and fellows are highly valued members of our campus community. This handbook is part of our effort to guide you through this stage of your career. 

Please Direct All Questions To

Dr. Scott Nooner- Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences