Postdoctoral Scholars

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The College of Science (CoS) values the important contributions postdoctoral scholars make to the research that takes place in each laboratory. We aim to foster research excellence for our postdoctoral scholars while equipping them for career success beyond their time with us. With a focus on postdoctoral scholar career training beyond the basics, Professor Patricia Champion in the Department of Biological Sciences has been appointed to serve as Director of Postdoctoral Studies in the College of Science.

Patricia Champion, Ph.D., 574-631-8375 office, email

Getting Started: New CoS Postdocs

HR information for new Postdocs

University Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Application to join PostDoc Slack Site

IDP and Mentoring 

Individual Development Plans are a great way for postdoctoral trainees and their mentors to set career development goals and to define a plan of action.

AAAS IDP link (Share this with your mentors)

Shared Expectations

Professional Development 

Programs and Resources

Current Postdoc Resources from the University Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

The Family Resource Center

Office of Grants and Fellowships

Working Through Crisis Workshop Materials

Ombudsperson/ Speak Out

Training Guide for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Postdoc Jobs


Two-College Research/Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship

The University of Notre Dame Department of Physics invites applications for the Two-College Research/Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Two-College Fellow is expected to split their time between conducting research in an area of physics/astrophysics and teaching an introductory physics class with a team of faculty instructors. This is a full-time position with a salary of $57,000 per year and included benefits. The fellow will be provided a discretionary fund of $3,500 per year. The start date is August 15, 2022. The fellowship is renewable annually for up to three years.

The Notre Dame Department of Physics consists of 40 tenured/tenure-track faculty and ~20 research professors, teaching professors and professors of the practice. Research in the department is focused on four major areas: astrophysics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and high energy/particle physics. Each of these areas includes experimental and theory components. The Two-College Fellow will be matched with a mentor or group of mentors based on their research experience and interests. A summary of research in the Physics Department at

The Department of Physics teaches calculus-based introductory physics courses to approximately 400 engineering undergraduates each semester. This is a team-taught course divided into sections of about 100 students. The Two-College Fellow will teach one of the sections and be mentored by the other members of the faculty team. Teaching during the summer is not required, but opportunities are available that include additional compensation.

The Two-College Fellowship was developed by the College of Engineering and the Physics Department within the College of Science to expand introductory physics instruction while mentoring early career physicists/astrophysicists in research and teaching. The Fellowship is made possible by support from the Office of the Provost.

The Department is committed to diversifying its faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and students and encourages applications from women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

A successful applicant is expected to have a PhD in Physics or Astronomy and an interest in science education. A completed application will consist of a cover letter, a detailed CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation.

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Robert and Sara Lumpkins Postdoctoral Fellow in Statistics

The Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics (ACMS) in the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame is accepting applications for a Robert and Sara Lumpkins Postdoctoral Fellowship in Statistics to be filled this year. This is a three year nonrenewable position. Preference will be given to applicants whose research includes multidisciplinary collaborations and aligns with the research interests of the department.  

ACMS includes research groups in applied mathematics, statistics, and computational science. ACMS offers a Bachelor of Science, a doctoral degree, a research master’s degree, and a professional master’s degree. The teaching load for the Lumpkins Postdoctoral Fellowship is one course each semester. To facilitate conference travel and collaborations, this fellowship is accompanied by a generous annual travel allowance. The position begins in August 2022.

We will begin reviewing completed applications beginning November 1 and will continue accepting applications until the position is filled.  

The successful applicant must have a record of success in research in statistics and, at the start of the appointment, a doctorate in statistics or a closely related field.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted through the mathjobs system at the following link: These letters should address the applicant's research accomplishments. Questions about the position may be addressed to Department Chair, Jonathan Hauenstein, at


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The University of Notre Dame has a thriving academic community which includes over 200 postdoctoral scholars. As a research university, Notre Dame is community that fosters creative inquiry and scholarship. Because of our distinctive Catholic identity and mission, we value all intellectual inquiry as the pursuit not just of knowledge but also of truth.

Notre Dame is more than a breathtaking campus — our strong community and sense of family, long-standing tradition of excellence, and the ability to offer the best in resources and opportunity means we attract the finest faculty and staff from around the world.

For more information about becoming a postdoctoral researcher at Notre Dame, visit Notre Dame's Office for Postdoctoral Affairs.