Our Colleagues Across Campus: Postdoctoral Advisory Council (PAC)
The Postdoctoral Advisory Council (PAC) is comprised of faculty and staff from various colleges and departments across the university, who are involved in postdoctoral advocacy and training. The PAC advises and provides input to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) to help with enhancing the postdoctoral experience. The PAC also provides faculty and administrative perspectives to help identify ways in which the OPA can support postdoc mentors. By working with the Postdoctoral Association and the Postdoctoral Advisory Council, the OPA aims to integrate a comprehensive range of feedback in order to best tailor programming and services to accommodate postdocs’ needs.
Current members of PAC include:
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Education and Human Ecology
College of Engineering
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
College of Medicine
Postdoctoral Association (PDA)
Established in 2013, the PDA is an organization run by postdoctoral scholar volunteers from all parts of the university community. The purpose of Ohio State's PDA is to address the needs and concerns of its members by:
- Providing representation and liaising between its members and central and college-level administrative entities at the university
- Promoting the academic and non-academic career goals of its members
- Advocating for constructive changes in the research and academic environment and in policies that affect the lives of postdocs and their families
- Building a community of postdocs by promoting interaction between postdocs on academic, social, cultural, and political issues
For more information about the Postdoctoral Association, and to see members of the current leadership committee, please visit the Postdoctoral Association webpage.