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Program Manager for Postdoctoral Success - Graduate School

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

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Program Manager for Postdoctoral Success - Graduate School


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Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business-related events.
  • After hours and weekend work is required on an occasional basis.

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External and Internal


Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience.


Funding expected to continue

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University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary:

Oversee the development and administration of programs and services for postdoctoral scholars. Services include orientation, onboarding programs, career advising, job search and interviewing resources, career development workshop and professional seminars.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage daily operations to ensure delivery of timely and effective services to postdocs; tracks employment trends and interacts with administrators, deans, department chairs, and faculty who hire postdocs.
  • Establish and maintain communications with postdoctoral fellows to develop a functional community in order to promote research collaborations.
  • Partner with other personnel to collaborate on program delivery, marketing, and web presence.
  • Serve as advisor to postdoc association, collaborate with postdoc association to plan and execute events.
  • Provide guidance to the postdoc association on programming and administration.
  • Assist campus on classification, policy and procedure concerns related to postdocs.
  • Update departmental personnel representatives on rules and regulations applicable to postdoc appointments.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree (PhD) with five (5) years of professional experience in higher education and three (3) years of project management experience in implementing and delivering educational programs or equivalent relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with oversight of, or participation in, postdoctoral training at a research university.
  • Three (3) years of experience with career advising and professional development program delivery.
  • Three years of managerial experience, specifically in university setting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated independent decision-making and problem-solving ability.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to prioritize work and resources.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to complete all physical tasks as needed.

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CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.


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