Postdoctoral Scholars

Postdoctoral Scholars

Postdoctoral scholars at UC Santa Barbara comprise a diverse group of approximately 250 scholars across many disciplines. At the University of California, the postdoctoral experience emphasizes scholarship and continued research training for individuals who have recently completed a doctoral degree. The Postdoctoral Scholar conducts research under the general oversight of a faculty mentor in preparation for a career position in academe, industry, government, or the nonprofit sector. Postdoctoral Scholar appointments are temporary positions with fixed end dates intended to provide a full-time program of advanced academic preparation and research training.