Welcome to the Postdoc Academy!

Professional development for the postdoctoral community

The Postdoc Academy is a comprehensive online and in-person program built on the National Postdoctoral Association core competencies to support skill development throughout postdoc training, from orientation to next career step.

This program consists of two (free!) online courses and learning communities, built specifically for postdocs. The content uses inclusive, active-learning approaches to be a resource for the postdoc audience directly, as well as postdoc offices and associations. The Postdoc Academy: Succeeding as a Postdoc is the first 6-week online course, which will begin on October 19, 2020! Registration will open in late August.

These are extraordinarily difficult times – from the systemic racism and anti-blackness within our society to the proclamations that limit international citizens from entering or remaining in the US to the long-lasting impacts of COVID-19. We acknowledge that many may be in difficult environments. It could be that a course that provides professional development around Resilience, Working in an Intercultural Environment, and Career Planning is not appropriate, but perhaps this time is an opportunity to listen, learn, and develop skills.

Our Team

The Postdoc Academy is developed by a team at Boston University, Michigan State University, University of Wisconsin – Madison, and Northwestern University. Meet our team!