A dean or department chairperson

28

75.7%

The adviser

17

45.9%

Do not know

1

2.7%

Other

12

32.4%

Non-Respondents

   

Institutions reported a wide range of “other” methods for handling postdoc grievances, from “same as junior faculty” to “office of grad studies and research” and “ombudsfolks—faculty peer adviser selected by postdocs”). A few placed most of the responsibility on a single person (“vice provost for research,” “provost,” “always dean or chair; sometimes human resources, too”), while a smaller number described a more flexible process (“dispute resolution guideline for College of Medicine postdoctoral fellows; ad hoc committee makes recommendation to associate dean for research and graduate education”). At an industry lab, a variety of avenues were available, including human resources, a Scientific Advisory Committee of senior scientists, and “line management.” National labs mentioned both laboratory or division managers and a postdoctoral committee.

  1. How are postdocs classified at your organizations? (Select all that apply. For multiple answers, please define the nature of the each appointment classification.)

 

Responses

 

Number

Percent

Faculty

5

12.5%

Student

5

12.5%

Staff

4

10.0%

Employee

16

40.0%

Fellow

20

50.0%

Associate

9

22.5%

Trainee

14

35.0%



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