For those planning to seek a research position, having a postdoctoral research or fellowship experience is helpful, if not required, and postdoctoral teaching appointments can enhance one's competencies as a faculty person.
About Research Fellowships
The National Postdoctoral Association's Core Competencies
The National Postdoctoral Association outlines the competencies you should gain during your postdoctoral experience.
Doing Postdoctoral Work — Should I?
Postdoctoral experiences give a little more research experience in order to land the ideal job.
Postdocs: Striving for Success in a Tough Economy
Despite tighter budgets, the attributes of a successful postdoc experience have not changed.
Seeking a license to practice psychology? Most jurisdictions require at least one year of supervised postdoctoral experience; the postdoc is also a chance to obtain highly specialized training, preparing some to seek specialty credentialing.
About Postdoctoral Supervision
The skinny on the postdoc
When to get started, how to get one and how to make the most out of it.
Grow your own postdoc
Cultivate a training program that will help your career bloom.
Unforseen consequences of APA's policy recommending eliminating the postdoc requirement for licensure.
Get it in writing
Sign an agreement with your supervisor to ensure you get the experience you need.
Funding for Postdocs
For Research Postdocs
For Practice Postdocs