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Welcome to UMBC and to the postdoctoral experience. As a postdoctoral scholar at UMBC, your research and leadership have opportunities to flourish. All postdoctoral scholars at UMBC are encouraged to participate in the community of scholars through various activities that are sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, the Faculty Development Center (select programs include postdocs), and the PROMISE Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (an NSF program that includes postdocs). The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs hosts regular “Postdoctoral Morning Coffees” on topics such as developing a teaching portfolio, developing research collaborations, and preparing for faculty interviews. Postdocs are asked to join the MyUMBC page for regularly updated information: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise.


Resources available through UMBC’s memberships and partnerships, include the following:



Events sponsored by or suggested by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Faculty Development Center

CIRTL: The Center for the Integration of Research Teaching and Learning at UMBC: earn a nationally recognized certificate in STEM teaching for free!

PROMISE support – interested in a faculty career? UMBC’s PROMISE program can support you!


Maryland & Affiliates

University of Maryland School of Medicine, Center for Advanced Research Training and Innovation (CARTI)

Through our NSF-funded AGEP PROMISE Academy Alliance, we are pleased to announce that offerings from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at the University of Maryland, College Park are now open to UMBC Postdocs.


National Postdoctoral Association

CIRTL: The Center for the Integration of Research Teaching and Learning

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (use your university login, we have an institutional account)




National Research Mentoring Network – Postdocs

AAAS – Getting the Mentoring You Need 

Mentoring Plans – Postdoctoral Scholars


If you would like to read a success story regarding pursuing a postdoc and what it can provide, please check the Profiles tab.



Resources for Success 

The following resources are offered from past events that served postdocs. These resources have been developed by UMBC’s Faculty Development Center, and PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)