Before Your Postdoc Arrives

The following steps are suggestions to ensure your postdoc's arrival is as smooth as possible.

  1. Refer them to the Postdoctoral Affairs website to be sure the new postdoc is aware of university-wide resources and support, including information on campus life and housing.
  2. Point them to the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) website to view all of its valuable resources, and the Postdoc Academy, a free comprehensive program built on the NPA core competencies to support skill development throughout postdoc training.
  3. Introduce your postdoc to other postdocs in the department/unit. Also inform the new postdoc about the UA Postdoctoral Association, an organization which represents the UArizona postdoc community.
  4. If your postdoc is international, point out the International Faculty and Scholars section of the Global Initiatives website.
  5. Keep in touch after hiring your postdoc and before their arrival to UArizona.
  6. For helpful hints on mentoring postdocs see our Mentoring Resources.