Postdoctoral Fellow/Scholar ("postdoc") is a temporary advanced scholarly appointment of at least 50%.
Letters of appointment ("LOA") may be used for special appointments to meet academic or administrative needs and augment regular faculty positions. The Full Time Equivalent (FTE being full time equivalency which expresses the expectation of a work week as a percentage of total effort for salaried faculty and a percentage of 40 hours for classified staff) for LOAs may be for any percentage with the following limits:
- LOA's may not exceed 80% FTE. If 100% FTE is needed, please use a Temporary Faculty not to exceed 12 month appointment.
- LOA's over 50% FTE may not exceed 24 months without an exception approval.
Additional LOA guidelines are located in the Board of Regents Handbook under Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 39.
Graduate teaching and research assistants are funded by an allocation the University receives from the Legislature for a specified number of assistantships. The monies reserved for both the assistantship itself and the grant-in-aid and the insurance (provided as part of the assistantship) are based on the number of full-time assistantships. Contact the Graduate School for eligibility criteria and additional information.
The Board of Regents determines minimum salary levels for Letters of Appointment, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Graduate Assistants. Minimum/Maximum salary levels are available online.
Resident physicians and resident dentists are doctors who are continuing their medical education after receipt of the medical or dental degree. The School of Medicine administers compensation policies for this employment type.