Frequently Asked Questions
The following FAQs are provided to address commonly asked questions from researchers, faculty and others, about Postdoctoral Affairs. Select question to see answer.
Are there teaching opportunities for postdocs at FAU? (online classes or in person)?
This conversation has been started with the new Provost and will continue. Team teaching may also be something to consider. However, it would be important to have this discussion with your advisor first to determine if it is the right decision for you. Not every discipline or situation will hold the same emphasis on teaching. And, postdocs are hired into a research position. Acceptance from your advisor would therefore be key.
What are the benefits in the contract for FAU postdocs?
See the Postdoc policy located on our website.
you will find the details. In short, the benefits include 10 days of annual leave and 5 days of sick leave. Neither leave categories will allow for payout at the end of your employment nor roll over to the next year. The health insurance options are the same as AMP/Faculty.
Are postdocs eligible for bonuses?
Postdocs are not eligible for bonuses. Keep in mind postdocs are usually funded from grants which in most cases do not allow for bonus pay.
If there is a cap on leave, then what will be the options for maternity leave?
This is ultimately a question for HR, but the assumption would be that an individual could utilize their sick and vacation leave and/or file under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) which allows eligible employees to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage.