13. Research Appointments

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Note: Updates to the FAS Appointment and Promotion Handbook website are now complete for AY 2022-2023.

Section Contents:

A. Research Appointments Summary Table

B. Fellows

C. Postdoctoral Fellows 

D. Research Associates  

E. Research Fellows 

F. Research Scientists

G. Senior Research Scientists

H. Senior Research Fellows  

I. Visiting Scholars  

J. Associates

Note: For the specific purposes of this document and its associated procedures, except as otherwise noted, “divisional dean” also refers to the John A. Paulson Dean of SEAS, and “department chairs” to SEAS area chairs. Although SEAS faculty members follow the same policies, some procedures may vary. Therefore, members of SEAS should also consult SEAS-specific documents.

Note: All procedural questions regarding faculty hiring, reviews, promotions, and leaves should be directed to the appropriate assistant dean, and the assistant dean should receive a copy of all documentation regarding these procedures. For more detailed listings on whom to contact, please see the “Additional Contact Information” table in Chapter 1

Throughout Chapter 13, the term “department” also refers to “center” or “area.”

Note:  Please see 2G (“Termination Documentation”) for policies and processes pertaining to the termination of appointments. These policies and processes apply to the research appointments in Chapter 13. For further guidance on the termination process, please contact the divisional/SEAS assistant dean for faculty affairs or the Director of the FAS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.


Note: As policies and procedures continue to evolve due to COVID-19, please check with your divisional/SEAS office as necessary to ensure you are following the most current guidance provided by the leadership at the FAS.