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 an hour-long Postdoc Welcome & Resources Overview presentation every month. Though you will get an invitation within a month of joining MU as a postdoc, please feel free to contact Dr. Valli Sarveswaran at email@example.com if you want to be invited sooner.
The Office of Postdoctoral Education also offers a Postdoctoral Orientation event in the spring semester 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 last Postdoctoral Orientation event was on September 13, 2022 (9:30-11:00 am) in 309 Hill Hall. This is where the postdocs are introduced to campus resources, postdoctoral policies and procedures, and employee benefits. Contact Dr. Valli Sarveswaran at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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 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.