Reappointing a Postdoc

Annual IDP Reports

Upon reappointment of postdoctoral fellows and associates on the Central Campus, yearly evaluations are required. The Annual IDP Report is completed and signed by both the faculty mentor and the postdoc and is intended to foster discussion between the faculty mentor and postdoc about the postdoc’s progress.


Raises are provided at reappointment. The minimum salary requirements by year of experience, including prior experience before joining Yale, are on the compensation page.

Term limits

Individuals generally hold postdoctoral appointments at Yale University for no longer than four years, although they may be appointed for a fifth or sixth year when necessary. The total term of postdoctoral appointments may not exceed six years, including previous postdoctoral experience at other institutions.