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Research Associate Faculty Series

The appointing authority for Boulder Campus research faculty and Post-Doctoral Fellowship recipients is Dr. Terri Fiez, Vice Chancellor for Research, as delegated in Policy 2-K from the Board of Regents to the University of Colorado President, to the Boulder Campus Chancellor, to the Boulder Campus Vice Research for Research.

All research faculty, Research Professor Series, and Post-Doctoral Fellowship recipients are at-will employees who are paid on monthly/salaried appointments.  The primary responsibility of research faculty is to support and advance the research mission of the University of Colorado Boulder.

Hiring Processes for Boulder Campus Research Faculty

Boulder Campus Research Faculty hiring procedures must be completed in a proactive manner, as mandated and established in October 2004. All Boulder Campus Research Faculty must be conducted through JobsatCU.

Hiring units must use the deadline due dates information posted in the Chancellor’s Personnel Report Due Dates

  1. Determine when the position must be created and approved in HRMS,
  2. Create the JobsatCU posting and submit for approval to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research,
  3. Advertise and recruit prospective employees,
  4. Review and interview candidates, and
  5. Submit the proposed offer letter on or before the posted due date to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.  NOTE:  the offer letter must be reviewed and approved prior to sending to the candidate.  SPECIAL NOTE: electronic processes for DocuSign are in effect for all offer letters being submitted for the 2/1/15-2/15/15 hiring cycle - please contact in order to obtain more information!


The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to service and support of its Research Associates ("post-doctoral researchers" on campus through the Postdoctoral Association of Colorado (PAC). PAC's mission is to provide an environment that fosters professional advancement, support services and networking opportunities for all Research Associates and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Recipients.  As an incoming Research Associate ("post-doctoral researcher") and/or Post-Doctoral Fellowship Recipient on the Boulder Campus you are encouraged to learn more about the association's activities at and sign up to receive information about upcoming events at  



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