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Appointing Post-Doctoral Researchers, Visiting Scholars, and Research Engineers

Post-Doctoral Researchers

  • The candidate must have a Ph.D. and be appointed at 100%.
  • Payrates can be found at this link. Click on Salary and Stipend (APM 390-18) to access the table.
  • International scholars must have valid work authorization.
  • The following forms are needed:
  • The following paperwork is needed:
    • Curriculum Vita
    • Statement of Objective
    • Copy of Ph.D. diploma
    • Evidence of Ph.D. completion

Visiting Scholars

  • The candidate must have a Ph.D. and be appointed at 100%.
  • The Visiting Scholar Appointment Form is needed.
  • The following paperwork is needed:

    • Curriculum Vita
    • Statement of Objective
    • Supporting memo from the PI addressed the Chairman

Research Engineers

Assistant Research Engineers

This action requires the Dean's approval.

  • Supporting memo from the PI addressed to the Dean, via the Chairman. (see sample letter below).
  • Payrates can be found at this link. Click on Academic Salary Scales. Locate and click on Table 16 Professional Research Series. Do not use steps V and VI.
  • Complete the Academic Biography form.
  • CV and bibliography listing books, book chapters, journal papers, and proceedings or conference papers separately.
  • Account authorization form with account numbers and beginning & ending dates. Obtain the form from Rachelle Reamkitkarn in the Office of Human Resources.

Associate Research Engineer & Research Engineer

This action requires the Dean's approval.

  • Supporting memo from the PI addressed to the Dean, via the Chairman. See sample letter below.
  • Payrates can be found at this link. Click on. Academic Salary Scales. Locate and click on Table 16 Professional Research Series. Do not use steps IV and V.
  • Academic Biography Form. Obtain the form from Rachelle Reamkitkarn in the Office of Human Resources.
  • CV and bibliography listing books, book chapters, journal papers, and proceedings or conference papers separately.
  • Account authorization form with account numbers and beginning & ending dates. Obtain the form from Rachelle Reamkitkarn in the Office of Human Resources.
  • A list of 7 or more of reviewing authorities for solicitation letters.
  • PI's list of nominees for Council Academic Personnel (CAP) Chancellor's approval.
  • A list of UCLA faculty who have co-authored with the candidate.

Sample Letter

Date:
To:
Via:
From:

Subject: Appointment for _____ as a title

I would like to appoint Dr.___ as a (title, percent, salary, eff. date, grants, dept.)

Include the following:

  • Statement of the candidate's academic and professional qualification.
  • Statement of the candidate's academic and professional experience.
  • Statement of services expected to be performed.
  • What kind of leave if the appointment is a visiting title.
  • Re-appointment will need: Statement of duties that the candidate performed during the past year.

 

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