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Policies, Forms, and Guidelines for Research Staff, Visitor and Faculty Appointments


Research Visitor Appointments/Policy

Research Staff Appointments/Policy

Research Faculty Appointments/Policy

Postdoctoral Appointments/Policy

Recommendation Appointment Forms

University Research Institutes and Centers will continue to forward any requests to Barbara  Beeuwsaert,, who will coordinate the intake and review of these requests.

Recommendation for Research Visitors

Recommendation for Research Staff

Recommendation for Research Faculty

Recommendation for Postdoctoral Research Appointment form

Other Guidance Resources

Template for Research Staff Non-Renewal Letter

Template for Research Faculty Non-Renewal Letter

Visiting Predoctoral Students from Other US Institutions of Higher Education and Northwestern Sponsored Programs

Reminder: Minimum Wage Increase has increased. Effective July 1, 2019, the minimum wage is $13 per hour for employees working in the City of Chicago and $12 per hour for employees working in Evanston.

Minimum Wage Table

New: Background checks required for individuals working with minors, for staff and faculty members administer programs that offer innovative and challenging opportunities for youth to grow academically and athletically.