Postdoctoral Community & Resources

Postdocs are an important part of our community of scholars at SMU, and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs aims to bring postdocs together to strengthen their community. We host periodic coffee hours, coordinate an annual postdoc poster competition, and enhance communication with postdocs in all eight schools.

National Postdoctoral Association (NPA)

SMU is an institutional member of the National Postdoctoral Association, an organization that aims to improve the postdoctoral experience by supporting a culture of inclusive connection. NPA offers resources and toolkits for postdocs, webinars and trainings on topics that are relevant to postdocs, opportunities to volunteer and build leadership skills, and an annual conference. All postdocs at SMU are members of the National Postdoctoral Association. To create your account, visit the NPA website, click “join” and create an account as an “Affiliate Individual Member, Postdoc" using your SMU email address.