Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Leadership

ECU’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has adopted the six core competencies defined by the National Postdoctoral Association. These serve to guide the postdoctoral scholar, mentor, and institution of those skills that should be achieved for the scholar to ultimately achieve intellectual and professional independence and success:

  • Discipline-specific conceptual knowledge
  • Research skill development
  • Communication skills
  • Professionalism
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Responsible conduct of research

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure successful research training and work experiences for postdoctoral research scholars at ECU.  This is accomplished by providing career and professional development programs and a supportive working environment that promote professional growth and successful career transitions.

Our Goals

The goals of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs are:

  • To serve as the central resource unit for postdoctoral scholar issues on campus
  • To develop a sense of community among ECU’s postdoctoral scholars and to integrate them into the larger university community
  • To provide career and professional development programs and services
  • To assist in the recruitment and retention of postdoctoral scholars at ECU

Dr. Mary Farwell
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research Development
Dr. Beth Thompson
Faculty Fellow
Traci Brown
Program Associate

Research, Economic Development and Engagement (REDE)

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East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

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