A postdoctoral appointment is for a duration of up to one year and does not automatically renew. Ordinarily, no less than 90 days prior to the end of the appointment, the appointee will receive written notice as to whether or not the appointment will be renewed. Appointees who have not received such notice should contact their department administrator.
If a postdoctoral appointment is terminated by the faculty mentor prior to the end of the appointment, the appointee must be notified in writing at least 90 days in advance. Such notice is not required for appointees who are terminated because of poor performance, including misconduct. In such instances, faculty mentors should consult the Office for Postdoctoral Affairs.
If a departing postdoctoral appointee holds non-immigrant status (J-1, H-1B, TN etc.) and resigns prior to the end of the appointment, the department must notify the Office of International Students and Scholars.