recruiting and hiring

building the best possible team is critical to advancing a research program. in some cases, prospective postdocs may contact you directly to inquire about positions. in other cases, to attract the best and most qualified candidates, you may have to actively recruit through personal and professional networks.

hiring a postdoc does require a search process. direct appointments are possible if a specific candidate is named in the funding proposal. for those projects that require highly specialized skills, a search waiver can be completed and submitted for consideration to the office of global diversity and inclusion. 

postdocs must have a doctoral or equivalent terminal degree and be employed for a defined duration (typically three years or less) while being supervised and mentored by a psu faculty member. oregon statutes establish program requirements for postdoctoral scholars in ors 350.370.

for information about hiring a postdoc who may need visa sponsorship (non-us citizens or permanent residents), please contact the office of international student and scholar services at

more information about postdoctoral funding opportunities.