Celebrating Lehigh Postdocs

We're thrilled to celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week this year! From Sep 18-22, we will be hosting several events in appreciation of our postdoc community. 

Since 2009, the NPA has sponsored National Postdoc Appreciation Week to recognize the vital contributions that postdocs make to research and discovery.  Thank you, Lehigh postdocs - we hope you enjoy the week!



Inaugural Postdoc Appreciation Reception

Tuesday, September 19 | 1:00PM – 3:00PM | HST Forum

We invite all postdocs and mentors to join us for this inaugural Postdoc Appreciation reception!  Come meet and mingle with fellow postdocs, faculty mentors and the faculty and staff who support postdocs.  Please RSVP by Sept 10.  

RSVP here



Networking Strategies for Grad Students & Postdocs

Tuesday, September 19 | 4:15 – 5 PM | Maginnes Hall, Suite 500

Graduate students and postdocs, you are invited to an informal networking event in celebration of Postdoc Appreciation Week. Build connections at this event and gain strategies to build your professional network including ways to leverage Lehigh Connects and LinkedIn to engage with Lehigh's alumni network. Resources and refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Center for Career & Professional Development and the Postdoctoral Affairs office.

Register here


Free Professional Headshots

Wednesday, September 20 | 1:00PM – 4:30 PM | Alumni Memorial Building,  2nd Floor

Photographer Jon Irons will be shooting complimentary headshots for the postdoc community! We'd like to extend this to all postdocs and their partners.  Registration is required. First come first serve up to 50 people.  

Register here >


Coffee & Treats at the Farmer's Market

Thursday, September 21 | 10:00AM – 12:00PM | Farrington Square

Join us for coffee and treats at the Bethlehem Farmer's Market to celebrate all of our new and current postdocs at Lehigh. Stop by anytime between 10-12 to enjoy some refreshments and chat with your Postdoctoral Affairs team.  

In addition, the Bethlehem Farmer's Market will be giving out $5 coupons for postdocs to spend at any market vendor on Sept 21 and can be used in $1 increments. They'll also be giving away Farmer's market shopping bags and jar openers to postdocs!



Job Application Consultations

Starts Friday, September 22 | By appointment | Virtual
Additional dates from September 25-28

Looking for feedback on your research/teaching statement?  This opportunity is open to postdocs across all disciplines.  Send us a draft of your job application materials (research, teaching, or diversity statements) in advance and take advantage of a one-on-one consult with Dr. Kate Bullard, Director of Research Development or Dr. Yvonne Lee, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum. 


Fri, Sep 22, 1-4pm - Register here 
Mon, Sep 25, 2-4pm - Register here 
Tue, Sep 26, 10am-12pm - Register here 
Thu, Sep 28, 3-5pm - Register here
Wed, Oct 4, 2-4pm - Register here  * new date added!

Please email your draft to vpresearch@lehigh.edu with the heading "Postdoc Consultation" 3 days in advance.  Once you register, you will receive a confirmation and a Zoom link via Google Calendar.  Questions?  Contact Jenny Chao at vpresearch@lehigh.edu.


All Week:

Fitness Center Specials

Taylor gym celebrates postdoc week!

  • Take $20 off the price of $65 Unlimited fitness classes with discount code NPA20!
  • Free postdoc tour to explore what's available to you at Taylor Gym - meet on Wed Sep 20 at 5:30 by the Taylor gym office.

The Goose celebrates Postdoc Week!

Who doesn't love the Goose?  All week long, enjoy a free tap soda when you buy a sandwich! Just mention Postdoc Appreciation Week.  

Thursday Special at Bethlehem Farmer's Market

The Bethlehem Farmer's Market celebrates postdoc week on Thursday Sept 21!  They are giving out $5 gift cards just to postdocs to spend at the market on this date, as well as a free market tote for your local goodies and a jar opener for those homemade pickles and jams. 

The Lehigh Store Promo

Enjoy 10% off your purchase at the Lehigh Store between 9/18/2023 and 9/22/2023 with promo code SPIRIT23. Discount valid on your entire purchase, in store or online. Download the coupon here and show it in-store.