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Postdoc Resources

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Postdoc Handbook

This handbook is part of our effort to guide you through this stage of your career. You will find an overview of the postdoc position and provide general information to postdocs regarding the nature of their position and appointment at UNCW.

Postdoctoral Scholars and Fellows Resources

  • Center For Teaching Excellence: CTE is dedicated to assisting the University in fulfilling its commitment to strengthening undergraduate and graduate instruction. 

  • Center for Faculty Leadership: CFL is dedicated to developing and sustaining a high quality of academic leadership that is central to the mission and goals outlined in the University's strategic plan. 

  • Office of Distance Education and eLearning: resources and support to assist you with the design, development, and delivery of online or web-enhanced course. 

  • Grant writing workshops: familiarize UNCW researchers with services available from Research & Innovation and other support partners. 

  • Get SPARC’Ed: series of grant workshops for the UNCW community.  

  • Research and Innovation: workshops offered by the university.
  • Hanover Research
  • National Postdoctoral Association:  The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit organization that seeks sustainable change and improvement for the postdoctoral experience through collaboration with all stakeholders. 

  • National Postdoctoral Association Career Center: Provides a specialized place where employers can post jobs either for postdocs or early career researchers in a multitude of areas and postdocs can upload their resume or CV for free to apply. 

  • Core Competencies: the NPA provides 6 core competencies identified as critical for success in (and outside) academia. The NPA also provides a self-assessment checklist  to assess your core competencies. 

  • myIDP - Individual Development Plan: myIDP is a unique, web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of Ph.D. students and postdocs in the sciences. Watch this video on how to take the first step in developing an IDP

  • How to Find Faculty Mentors (Stanford): A guide to selecting the best faculty mentors and how to find, approach, and interview potential mentors from Stanford University. 

  • Minority Postdoc: The premier web portal on the minority postdoctoral experience featuring news, articles, resources, and events about jobs, career advice, professional development, funding, fellowships, mentoring, and diversity issues.  

  • Imagine PhD: ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. 

  • Career Planning Resources (NPA): A list of career planning resources from the National Postdoctoral Association, including resources for self-assessment, career exploration, and skill development. 

Please Direct All Questions To

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