Office of Postdoctoral Studies


The goal of the Office of Postdoctoral Studies is to provide a supportive environment and high-quality training for postdoctoral associates. As part of our commitment to excellence in education and research, the Office of Postdoctoral Studies strives to serve as the dedicated resource for current and prospective postdoctoral associates at Kent State University, faculty mentors and department administrators.

What is a Postdoc?

Postdoctoral Associates are individuals with a doctoral degree who are engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue a career path of their choosing. This definition was adapted from National Postdoc Association.

Professional and Career Development events

Throughout the year, the Office of Postdoctoral Studies will organize or support events for training in Core Competencies, including communication skills, responsible conduct of research, leadership and management skills, and professionalism.

To participate in events and for questions, please contact Dr. Lique Coolen, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 113F Bowman Hall. Phone: 330-672-8975.