The Non-Faculty Research Position Request Form must be completed to initiate hiring a paid Non-Faculty Research position at WPI. Before you begin completing this form:

  • Confirm Funding - your cost center manager or Office of Sponsored Programs will need to confirm funding for your new position request. You may contact Sponsored Programs Accounting or visit Resources for WPI Researchers site.
Sponsored Programs AccountingResources for WPI Researchers
  • Create a job requisition under your NFR-JM supervisory organization.
Create Non-Faculty Research Job RequisitionWorkflow Process Non-Faculty Research Recruiting and Hiring
If you do not have a NFR-JM supervisory organization, contact and they will create one for you.
  • Check in with Vice Provost for Research Office if you have questions about salary, titles or sponsorship. Create your job ad under position description section.
(Minimum Post-Doctoral salary is $47,500) Available research positions must have one of these titles be considered Non-Faculty Researchers at WPI: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research Associate, Research Engineer, Research Scientist
  • Attach the Non-Faculty Research Position Request Form under the attachments section when you create the job requisition. If this is not attached or information is missing, the job requisition will be returned to you to correct and complete.
Non-Faculty Research Position Request Form
  • Screen, Evaluate, and “Disposition” Candidates
  • Conduct Interviews, Campus Visits, etc.
  • Perform Reference Checks
  • Extend Offer to Candidate
Offer Process

Once an offer has been accepted, please allow up to two weeks from the initial job requisition posting for the hiring to be processed. Before an employee can begin employment at WPI, there are many steps and business processes along the way that require approvals. Please check with your next approver to make sure the process is flowing swiftly.

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Additional Information


Non-Faculty Research Position Titles and Descriptions
Extension Request for Existing Non-Faculty Research Paid Appointments
Visa Documentation and Affiliate Appointments