Undergraduate Academic Policies

Procedures for Hiring Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

Recruitment/Promotion:

Positions may be posted through Human Resources or an employee hired directly by the department, depending on the needs of the Principal Investigator (PI).

Positions posted on the UH jobs site by Human Resources are subject to the same post and fill policies as other university staff positions.
http://www.uh.edu/human-resources/manager-toolbox/hiring/recruitment/index.php

Promotion: Employee may be promoted from a Postdoctoral Fellow 1 to a Postdoctoral Fellow 2 after one year, if justified by qualifications and performance. Other types of promotions must be handled by posting the position and competitively recruiting.
A postdoctoral fellow is welcome at any time to apply for a permanent position at the university. The employee will be considered on a competitive basis.

Job reclassification outside the career ladder into a permanent position at the university will be allowed only with justification and approval from the college dean, the Division of Research, and the Human Resources department.

End of Assignment:

A typical assignment will end on the scheduled termination date. The University may also terminate the fellow’s employment prior to the end of the assignment under any of the following conditions:

  • Termination at the direction of the funding agency.
  • Termination due to loss of position funding.
  • Termination for poor job performance.
  • Termination for violation of law or University of Houston policy.

There is no expectation of continued employment beyond the end of the assignment. In the event the fellow is terminated for any of the above conditions prior to the end of the assignment, the University shall not be responsible for the payment of any salary or benefits (except any benefits required by law to be provided) following the effective date of the termination.

Common to All Job Descriptions:

  • Benefits: Employees at .50 FTE and above are entitled to the standard university staff benefits package. http://www.uh.edu/human-resources/benefits/benefits-glance/index.php
  • Salary: All job salary offers must be within the appropriate range for their pay grade, relevant to skills and experience. You cannot go below FLSA minimum standards and you cannot go above mid-point.
  • T4F8 Post-Doctoral Fellow 1 RSE 206
    • Experience: Less than 1 year
    • Skill Level: Possesses, understands, and applies a comprehensive knowledge in area of specialization. Develops understanding and skills to allow for completion of assignments that cross fields of specialization. Develops leadership and management skills.
    • Duties: Reviews progress and evaluates results of experiments or projects under control or supervisory responsibility. Recommends changes in research procedure. May be responsible for a single highly technical and complex piece of research equipment.
    • Supervision: Receives supervision. May plan for and assign personnel to projects under control. May review and evaluate the effectiveness of personnel. Operates with latitude for unviewed action.

T4F6 Post-Doctoral Fellow 2 RSE 207

  • Experience: 1 or more years
  • Skill Level: Possesses, understands, and applies a comprehensive knowledge in area of specialization. Develops understanding and skills to allow for completion of assignments that cross fields of specialization. Develops leaderships and management skills.
  • Duties: Reviews progress and evaluates results of experiments under control or supervisory responsibility. Recommends changes in testing or experimental procedures. May be responsible for a single highly technical and complex piece of research equipment.
  • Supervision: Receives general supervision conferring with higher levels only in unusual situations. May plan for and assign personnel to projects under control. May review and evaluate the effectiveness of personnel. Operates with latitude for unviewed action

For more information on the Hiring Process http://www.uh.edu/human-resources/manager-toolbox/hiring/hire/