Stanford University
Postdoctoral Scholars

Faculty Mentors

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs supports Stanford’s mission of a positive educational and training experience by supporting the faculty who assume the mentorship of a postdoctoral candidate.  Several offices and people assist Stanford faculty members in a variety of ways with administrative, educational and policy matters.  OPA is one of those offices—providing opportunities for faculty to come together in workshops on mentoring, to participate in governance related to postdoctoral policies and guidelines, to be informed of relevant programs and activities on a regular basis through the Faculty Mentor-Quarterly Digest, to recruit a diverse pool of trainees, and to know where to turn for help when concerned  about the well-being of a postdoc.

Mentoring is the core activity that a Stanford faculty member assumes when accepting a postdoctoral candidate for a position at Stanford.  Various recommendations, tools and resources are available to faculty members in order to facilitate an effective experience and manage performance and training.

The links in this section offer further information.  Further questions may be directed to the Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs, Sofie Kleppner at


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