Contacts by Unit

As members of the University of Chicago, postdoctoral researchers have many resources available to you. Each division and school of the University has designated a point-person to help you navigate the wide variety of offices and programs across the University. Please contact the appropriate person identified below for your division or school to answer any questions you have related to your postdoctoral appointment and your experience at the University.

In addition to the individuals outlined below, you are welcome to also contact Amy Hark ( who oversees postdoc support at UChicagoGRAD for information. Located on the third floor of the University bookstore, UChicagoGRAD provides a wide variety of resources including career and professional development workshops and advising, networking and socializing opportunities for postdocs, and events and programming for postdocs who have young children. Login to GRAD Gargoyle to schedule advising appointments, search the job board, and view and register for upcoming workshops, employer info sessions, and more! 

Biological Sciences Division 


Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

  • Julia R. Henly
  • Deputy Dean for Research and Faculty Development
  • 773-834-1214 

Divinity School 

  • Sara Bigger
  • Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Strategic Initiatives
  • 773-702-0941

Harris School of Public Policy

Humanities Division 

  • Matthew Hess
  • Associate Dean for Planning and Administration
  • 773-702-7287 

Physical Sciences Division 

Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering 

  • Rovana Popoff
  • Senior Associate Dean for Education and Strategy
  • 773-834-5549  

Social Sciences Division 

  • Katie Kaftanich
  • Director of Academic Appointments and Payroll
  • 773-795-2548