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Hiring Incentive FAQ's


Q: What is the UC PPFP/CPF Faculty Hiring Incentive?
A: The salary hiring incentive initiated in 2003 provides five years of partial salary support to UC campuses that hire current and former UC President's and Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows for faculty appointments at the general campuses. In 2017, the Hiring Incentive was expanded to include the professional schools and specifically the health sciences.

Q: Who is eligible for the hiring incentives?
A: All UC President's and Chancellor's Postdoctoral fellows appointed in 1996 and forward except for those individuals who already have UC faculty appointments. Former fellows from 1996 and forward with faculty appointments at other institutions are eligible for as long as the incentive is in place.

Q: How much is the salary hiring incentive?
A: UC campuses that hire eligible UC President's and Chancellor's Postdoctoral fellows receive $85,000 per year for five years from the Office of the President.

Q: How do the incentives work?
A: Each UC campus has its own procedures for implementing the hiring incentives. Departments interested in proposing a hire should contact the dean or Academic Personnel Office for more information about local procedures.

Q: Is there an official document describing the hiring incentives that can be shared with the department, the dean or the search committee?
A: Yes, a copy of the Provost's letter approving the hiring incentive can be viewed here.

Q: Does the UC PPFP/CPF hiring incentive apply to faculty hiring at the UC Health Science schools?
A: Yes. The salary hiring incentive was expanded in December 2017 to include the Health Sciences schools.

Q: Are there UC systemwide best practices for hiring UC President's and Chancellors' Postdoctoral Fellows?
A: Yes, search committees interested in implementing best practices in hiring can find current guidance from the Academic Senate.

Q: How does a campus notify PPFP if they may be considering a hire eligible for one of the hiring incentives?
A: For the salary hiring incentive, please send an email to when you are considering a candidate, and notify PPFP when an offer has been been made and accepted.

Q: How many of recent PPFP/CPF hires went to the same campus where they did their fellowship?
A: In the last 4 years, 16 out of 58 fellows were hired into tenure-track positions at the same campus that hosted their fellowships.

Q: Does the UC PPFP/CPF hiring incentive apply to research jobs at the UC-affiliated National Labs?
A: No, the hiring incentive applies only to faculty hiring. However, the UC-affiliated National Labs are partner programs and are interested in considering UC President's and Chancellor's postdoctoral fellows for research appointments.

Q: Does the UC PPFP/CPF hiring incentive apply to University of Michigan President's Postdoctoral Fellows?
A: No, but UC campuses are interested in considering candidates from the University of Michigan for faculty appointments.

Q: Does the University of Michigan President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program have a hiring incentive?
A: For questions about the University of Michigan program, please see their website or contact someone from their program.

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