250 UIC postdocs, at a glance:
Although the majority of postdocs at UIC are in biomedical fields, we have postdocs appointed in many STEM, humanities, liberal arts, and social science fields. The goal of the UIC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is to foster an open and welcoming community of postdocs and a robust career and professional development training program that will be beneficial to ALL postdocs, regardless of field of study or future career choice, by focusing on building key skills and preparing you for the next step in your career through career exploration and job search preparation.
The joint mission of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) & Postdoctoral Association (PDA) is to enhance the postdoc experience at UIC by providing support, creating opportunities, measuring success, and building community.
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UIC Postdoctoral Association
From the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity: UIC is one of the nation’s most diverse public research universities. As a federally designated Minority-Serving Institution, we strive to promote an organizational culture and structure grounded on the principles of access, equity, and inclusion. UIC welcomes students, staff and faculty from a variety of racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities to cultivate a diverse learning community where human differences are embraced and neither difference nor disadvantage stands in the way of intellectual and professional achievement. Furthermore, we believe that by drawing upon these diverse perspectives, we are able to expand frontiers of knowledge as a national leader of innovative scholarship.
UIC campus with Chicago skyline
UIC ranks among the nation’s leading research universities and is Chicago’s largest university with 33,000 students, 12,000 faculty and staff, 16 colleges, and the state’s major public health system. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) believes that research is fundamental to the success and mission of UIC and its students, faculty, staff, and postdocs. We strive to grow, promote, advance, and safeguard research at UIC by conducting world-class research that advances the field of knowledge both locally and globally.
Medical campus at UIC
The Northwestern, UIC, and UChicago campuses reside on the original homelands and traditional territory of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa Nations, as well as other Tribal Nations that know this area as their ancestral homeland, including the Menominee, Ho-Chunk, Miami, Peoria, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Kaskaskia, Kiikaapoi, and Sac and Fox. Indigenous peoples are the traditional stewards of the land that we now occupy, living here long before Chicago was a city and still thriving here today and current home to one of the largest urban Native American communities in the United States. Native people are part of Chicago’s past, present, and future.