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About the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs


The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is responsible for planning and managing programs and services for Vanderbilt’s postdoctoral community. The OPA supports Vanderbilt-affiliated postdocs as well as faculty and staff administrators who work with the postdoctoral population. The OPA is the central resource for postdoctoral services and serves as a liaison among postdocs and central University administrative offices. The OPA also works closely with the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association (VPA), formally known as the Postdoctoral Association (PDA), to address the interests and concerns of postdocs.

Staff administrators can now schedule an appointment for training and technical assistance on the postdoc appointment/reappointment process, postdoc policies and other related topics. 


Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Faculty and Staff


Clare McCabe



Sally Parker, Ph.D.

Senior Assistant Provost

Interim Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

(615) 936-7633

Contact Sally


Contact information and address:

Vanderbilt University Graduate School Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
117 Alumni Hall
2205 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240
Campus Mailing Address: 117 Alumni Hall, 37240