Postdoctoral appointees are pre-professionals who hold the Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and come to the University for a limited period under the guidance of a University of New Hampshire faculty mentor to further their professional development by engaging in independent or original research or teaching, or an advanced training program.
UNH uses three types of postdoctoral appointments: Postdoctoral Research or Teaching Associate, NIH Postdoctoral Trainee, and Postdoctoral Fellow.
Postdoctoral appointees are eligible for limited Fringe benefits (medical/dental/eye care) and partipation in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). There is further detail on such items as retirement, holidays, leave accrual and usage in the UNH Policy link below. Please note that Postdoctoral appointees are NOT eligible for the USNH Tuition Benefits for themselves, spouse or dependents.
- UNH Policy on Postdoctoral Appointments
- Postdoctoral Appointment Documents (postdoctoral appointment offer letters & postdoctoral leave records form)
- Postdoctoral Appointment Fringe Benefits Guidelines
Postdoctoral appointees are advised in their confirmation hire letters from Human Resources to contact our Benefits Administrator, Susan Nolan, at 862-0504 to schedule a one-on-one appointment to review and enroll in their eligible fringe benefits within 30 days of their position start dates.