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COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES (CNS) POLICY AND PROCEDURE FOR HIRING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

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A Postdoctoral Fellow position is a benefits-eligible, temporary training position for a recent PhD graduate, with salary paid through UT Payroll Services. This position allows for a maximum five-year assignment. Time spent as a University Research Affiliate-Postdoctoral counts toward the five year total. Rare exceptions to the five-year rule are handled on a case-by-case basis and require prior approval from the Dean's Office and the Provost Office.

Important to note: Postdocs who move between paid and unpaid (Research Affiliate Postdoc) titles will be limited to a total of five years. Assignments in the Research Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellow title count toward the five-year maximum.