Join the Postdoc Academy

The Postdoc Academy: Succeeding as a Postdoc

The first online course, Succeeding as a Postdoc, will begin on April 26, 2021. This 6-week course will help postdocs create a rewarding experience that will launch them into their chosen career path. Themes explored include:

  • Finding Success as a Postdoc
  • Building an Actionable Career Plan
  • Working Effectively in an Intercultural Environment
  • Developing Resilience

Each week focuses on one theme and contains between 2-4 hours of content – watching short videos, engaging in discussion forums, and reflecting on self and others. You can complete the course work at any time while the course is running. Registration is OPEN through our edX platform, and we welcome you to join us for our Orientation & Launch Party on April 26th.

Register on edX

In addition to participating in our first online course, postdocs can join a Postdoc Academy Learning Session (PALS) at their institution. Learning communities support online learning by connecting content directly to the postdocs’ local context and community, and promote deeper reflection of the material. These small groups of postdocs meet virtually once per week while either taking the online course, or utilizing Postdoc Academy content. Each PALS is guided by a facilitator (a postdoc or anyone who supports postdocs), and we are offering both discipline- and institutional-focused learning communities during the next session.

Register for PALS


The Postdoc Academy: Building Skills for a Successful Career

The second online course, Building Skills for a Successful Career, is scheduled to launch in July 2021. This series of modules will build advanced skills that will enable postdocs to transition to independence. Themes explored include:

  • Project Management
  • Dealing Effectively with Conflict
  • Applying Teaching Skills Beyond the Classroom
  • Rigor and Reproducibility
  • Developing Leadership Skills

Registration for this course is forthcoming. If you would like to be added to the Postdoc Academy e-mail list to receive the latest updates, please fill out our contact form.