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Anne Tibbetts,
Director for Postgraduate Education
Office: WCH 3.128B
(512) 232-1074

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Po-Tsan Ku,
Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Career Development Specialist
Office: PAI 5.03
(512) 232-0681

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General Information

The Office of the Vice President for Research supports a Postdoctoral Office that provides valuable information and resources for both current and incoming postdoctoral scholars:

 

Anne Tibbetts (Director for Postgraduate Education) maintains an email listserv for CNS postdocs, with information about upcoming events and activities specifically for postdocs.

 

CNS Postdoc Handbook

The CNS Postdoc Handbook is an online resource that is maintained by the CNS Postdoc Association leadership team with input from postdocs across the college. This resource may be particularly useful to new postdocs in the college, with a wide variety of information about resources and ways to stay connected and informed during your training experience at UT-Austin.

 

Funding Opportunities

Information about postdoctoral funding opportunities is regularly updated on the College of Natural Sciences Strategic Research Initiatives website.

If you need help identifying the departmental support staff who can assist you with proposal preparation and getting the necessary permissions from UT to submit a proposal, you can contact: cnsgranthelp@austin.utexas.edu Keep in mind that you should begin the administrative process at least 2 weeks in advance of your deadline.

 

Concentration in Teaching and Mentoring

Starting in the 2016-17 academic year, the Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science will offer a 3-seminar course series for graduate students and postdocs interested in learning to teach and mentor effectively. These courses will allow grads/postdocs to expand their knowledge and experience in teaching and mentoring undergraduates beyond what is typically gained from a TA experience. Postdocs who complete all 3 seminar courses (Introduction to Evidence-Based Teaching, Mentored Teaching Experience, and Mentoring Undergraduate Reseachers) will earn the CNS Graduate Concentration in Teaching and Mentoring. More information about these courses is available here.

 

University Support Services

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) facilitates visa paperwork for faculty and scholars, and provides advice, programs, information and service to the international community.

The Office of the Faculty Ombuds is an independent, neutral and informal problem-solving resource for both faculty and postdoctoral scholars. The office can assist postdocs with work-related difficulties, such as interpersonal conflicts or misunderstandings, and academic or administrative concerns.

The Employee Assistance Program provides personal consulting services to promote emotional health and wellness for UT-Austin employees.

The Behavioral Concerns Advice Line is a campus-wide service that allows any member of the university community the opportunity to report or discuss their concerns about another individual's behavior.