Appointment Forms and Letters
Request for Appointment Form (PDF) NEW version: v1.3-2013-05-22
(***NetID and password required to download)
J-1 Visa Information and Form for New Visitors & Reappointments (link to the Office of General Counsel website)
Staff Personnel Action Form (SPAF) (link to the Office of Human Resources website)
- Intent to Offer Letter (Word)
Note about Intent to Offer letter:
The appointment letter for postdoctoral scholars is issued by the Office of Research and constitutes the employment contract between the candidate of interest and the University. The appointment letter is issued after receipt and processing of the complete appointment package (link to list of requirements/checklist). When applicable the DS-2019 visa application is provided to the postdoctoral scholar with the appointment letter. There are times when it is necessary or useful to provide the candidate of interest a formal communication indicating the intent to offer the postdoctoral position in advance of the official appointment letter. This sample letter may be used for this purpose and may be issued/signed by the hiring mentor.
Applying for a Social Security Number (link to Office of Human Resources website; download PDF of "Arrival Checklist")
Arrival Checklist and New Hire Paperwork (link to Office of Human Resources website)
Benefits (link to Office of Human Resources website)
Information for Non-US Citizens Regarding the Transition from a Post-Doctoral Appointment to a Staff Position
Mentoring Resources (links to external websites)
Visas for Internationals (link to the Office of General Counsel website)
Please note: The "J1 Visa Pre-arrival information" is generated by the Office of Research.