Join the Postdoc Academy

The Postdoc Academy: Succeeding as a Postdoc is the first professional development online course built specifically for postdocs and created with postdocs. The Postdoc Academy provides skill development for postdocs, from orientation to next career step. "Succeeding as a Postdoc" is the first course in the Postdoc Academy series. This 6 week course explores the research related to postdoc success and guides you in applying it to your environment. 

Using inclusive, active-learning approaches, participants in this course will build skills to

  • find success as a postdoc
  • draft an actionable career plan
  • work in an effective intercultural environment
  • develop resilience.

Time considerations: The next Postdoc Academy course offering, Succeeding as a Postdoc begins June 22nd, 2020. 

  • 6 weeks
  • 3-4 hours / week
  • course work is asynchronous, so you can make it fit your schedule
Learn more and register for the Postdoc Academy. 

*This course is free and comes with a free certificate of completion if 50% or more of the course content is completed. When you register please DO NOT opt for the verified certificate. A certificate will be awarded at no charge. 

Postdoc Academy Learning Sessions (PALS)

Registration for UF PALS for the Postdoc Academy:Succeeding as a Postdoc course that begins June 22nd will open soon. 

Postdoc Academy Learning Sessions (PALS) are the learning community, or discussion group component of the Postdoc Academy. These local learning communities support online learning by connecting content directly to the UF context and community, and also by promoting deeper learning of the material. PALS are small groups of UF postdocs who meet weekly (virtually) for 1hr while taking the online course.

UF PALS for the Postdoc Academy beginning June 22nd will meet
Thursdays 3-4pm starting June 25th. 

Register for PALS

If you are interested in being a UF PALS facilitator, please contact Find out more about what it means to facilitate a PALS group.