USC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


The USC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is the central resource on campus serving as a liaison between the Office of the Provost, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff to disseminate university initiatives and policies.  It works closely with academic units to help recruit a diverse cadre of the best junior scholars to the university and facilitate the training and preparation of postdoctoral scholars for careers as independent researchers, academics, and leaders of their chosen fields.

The office also manages the Provost’s Postdoctoral Signature Programs and provides an annual programming budget to the USC Postdoctoral Association to assist with creating a connected and trained postdoctoral community through professionalization and social events.

An important role of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is to encourage the full integration of postdoctoral scholars at USC, and all postdoctoral scholars are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities to learn from and connect with other members of the Trojan Family.