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The Graduate School is committed to advancing academic excellence in graduate and postdoctoral education and training. We have several departments that can assist you with questions regarding professional development activities, administrative processes, and graduate student success initiatives. 


Office Hours: 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., Monday through Friday 
Campus Location: GSR 2.116


Questions regarding admissions and recruiting.

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Institutional Memberships

UTSA holds institutional membership with the following professional associations. All faculty, postdocs, academic staff, and graduate students get free access by using UTSA email address to sign up for membership.


National Postdoctoral Association

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a professional association established in 2003, which provides a national voice for postdoctoral scholars and has an agenda to enhance postdoctoral success. The NPA is the one national entity representing more than 70,000 postdoctoral scholars and 300 research institutions.  As a postdoctoral community leadership role NPA has addressed many issues challenging the postdoctoral community and proposed new standards and policies which are considered by federal agencies and research institutions nationwide.  


Key NPA Events & Programs


Materials presented and shared by NPA to UTSA postdoctoral Professional development workshop.

  • Slide Deck -contains links to all the NPA programs
  • Link to join as an NPA affiliate member
  • A Postdoc's Guide to Career Development - this NPA resource has great information and links to further answer some of the questions, including the website for UCSF's Office of Career and Professional Development. 
  • The Postdoc Academy - Their two courses are well worth taking!
  • Becoming a Resilient Scientist - here is the link to the course done specifically for postdocs (need to be logged in as a NPA Member to access) - this is the course run by Sharon Milgram, Ph.D., Director of NIH's Office of Intramural Training & Education.Their website is also full of amazing resources for postdocs. 



National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is an nationally recognized, independent organization providing online career development and mentoring resources for advanced graduate students, postdocs, and faculty.

The subscription provides all faculty, postdocs, academic staff and graduate students access to tools to increase research and writing productivity and improve work-life balance.

Activate Your UTSA NCFDD Membership

  1. Go to;
  2. Under “Select Your Institution,” choose “The University of Texas, San Antonio”.
  3. Select “Activate my Membership”.
  4. Complete the registration form using your UTSA email address.
  5. Check your email account to find a confirmation/welcome email. Click “Activate Account” in the email.


Tools available from NCFDD Include:

  • Monday Motivator -a weekly motivating message that emphasizes core ideas and supports the scholar in transitioning to a faculty position.
  • Guest Expert Webinars - Monthly professional development sessions.
  • Discussion Forum – A member's discussion forums which helps to share knowledge with peer and mentor, and celebrate success together.
  • Multi-Week Courses – series of workshops conducted by expert facilitators from different fields.
  • Archives- Library for resources and recordings, archives of previous webiners.
  • Career Center – guidance for job serch process and notifications of new job openings.
  • Faculty Success Program 



Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL)


The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network programming is now open for members! Please click here to view available workshops for postdocs and graduate students interested in pursuing teaching careers in STEM disciplines.

Some programs are in high demand and involve a selection process. Register as soon possible. Please contact Dr. Madhumita Joshi, if you have questions or need guidance to get involved in the CIRTL Network community at UTSA.