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The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs organizes a variety of career and professional development events for postdocs each year with the intention to bring the community together and have critical conversations about everything postdoc.

Upcoming Events

Preparing for the next academic job cycle

Are you thinking about applying to faculty positions this upcoming academic job cycle? Then this workshop is for you!  Come join fellow postdocs who are also thinking about applying to faculty jobs this coming academic job cycle and learn how to best prepare and be ready to apply when the first faculty jobs are posted in the fall.  By the end of this workshop, you will: 

Past Events

To postdoc or not to postdoc

Are you a graduate student wondering whether a postdoc is the next best step for you? If so, join representatives from UK’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and International Student and Scholar Services for this interactive session where you will: (1) learn what a postdoc is, (2) explore whether pursuing a postdoc is right for you, and (3) discuss how to look for a postdoc position intentionally.

Faculty Search Retreat (Oct 25)

The Faculty Search Retreat provides a collaborative space for postdocs to have their application materials reviewed and critiqued by fellow postdocs. When applying to the retreat, you also commit to joining the collaborative effort and critique fellow postdocs' application materials.

2023 Society of Postdoctoral Scholars Annual Research & Career Symposium

The Society of Postdoctoral Scholars, in partnership with the Office of Postdoctoral, organize an Annual Career & Research Symposium intended to provide University of Kentucky postdocs, and regional postdocs, an opportunity to connect, network, and present their research. In addition, the symposium includes career development programming to allow postdocs to explore careers and develop critical skills for them.