The “Getting Started at Mizzou: New Postdoc Checklist” from the Office of Postdoctoral Education provides a checklist of important things to do: Upon Arrival; for International Scholars; Within First Three Months; and Within the First Year of your appointment at the University of Missouri.
First three months:
Within first year:
The Office of Postdoctoral Education offers Postdoctoral Orientation events in August and in January or February each year to serve new MU postdocs as well as returning postdocs who would like to learn more about MU resources. It is strongly encouraged that postdocs new to MU attend the Postdoctoral Orientation.
The upcoming Postdoctoral Orientation event is February 22, 2021 (10:00-11:30 am). Postdocs will be introduced campus resources, postdoctoral policies and procedures, and employee benefits. The upcoming orientation is Monday, February 22, 10:00-11:30 am. Please register using this form to reserve your spot and receive the Zoom link for the event. Contact Dr. Lissa Behm-Morawitz, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Postdoctoral scholars are also invited to attend the MU New Faculty Orientation in August. Information about faculty orientation will be posted when it is available.
Postdoctoral fellows should also check with their department to see if there is an orientation session you should attend in your College/Division for your discipline. Various orientation events are held throughout the year in divisions/colleges across campus.
In addition, there are some campus events to help welcome new postdoctoral fellows to campus. Postdoctoral fellows can attend New Faculty Orientation in August, Postdoctoral Appreciation Week events in September, and MU Postdoctoral Association meet-n-greets throughout the year.
The University of Missouri Postdoctoral Handbook provides an overview of life as a postdoc on our campus. Information on where to find policies, procedures, and resources related to postdoctoral life is included.