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Annual Performance Evaluation

According to the postdoctoral policy, a mentor of a postdoctoral scholar must complete an annual written evaluation of the Scholar’s performance. This process should be simple and must include the opportunity for the postdoc to respond in writing to the evaluation.

The UNC Postdoctoral Scholar Evaluation Form is provided as a guideline.

Appointment Extension

To request an extension of appointment (beyond the five year limit) for a postdoctoral trainee, complete this form and submit it to OPA Human Resources.


The chart and other resources below provide information on potential promotion options for current UNC postdocs nearing the end of the 5-year limit. You may choose to discuss this with administrators in your school or college to determine whether one of these positions might be a viable option for you.