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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
October 26, 2016
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Postdoctoral Fellows

The Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies is responsible for the appointment of postdoctoral fellows at Wilfrid Laurier University. The Office provides information, administrative support, and advocacy, as well as helping to facilitate enrolment, placement and training opportunities for postdoctoral fellows.

11.9 Policy on Postdoctoral Fellowships

Before-and-After Checklist for Postdoctoral Fellows



REQUEST FOR POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW APPOINTMENT/REAPPOINTMENT: At least one month in advance of the proposed starting date, the prospective supervisor must complete the Request for Postdoctoral Fellow Appointment form.  

Before submitting the completed appointment form to the Dean's office, please ensure it is accompanied by the following information:

  • Postdoc's Application letter, CV & Teaching/Research dossier
  • Copy of Visa/Work Permit, if applicable
  • Letter of support signed by the Department Chair 

*It is the responsibility of the supervisor to ensure that his/her Postdoctoral Fellow has a Laurier e-mail account and a OneCard. 


EXTENSION OF A POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW APPOINTMENT: Fill in the Appointment form at least one month in advance of the expiration of the original appointment.   

  • Is it an extension of an existing appointment or a renewal (meaning the appointment has lapsed)?
  • If it is an extension, are there any changes (salary, projects, account, etc)?
  • If it's an extension only, with no changes, we need the new end date.
  • Signatures are still required by the Faculty member (host), Department Chair and Dean of Science.