[ES_JOBS_NET] Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship - Rice University Department of Earth Science

Laurence Yeung lyeung at rice.edu
Sun Sep 11 10:46:09 MDT 2016

*Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship - Department of Earth Science, 
Rice University*

The Department of Earth Science at Rice University is inviting 
applications for the Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the 
broad fields of Earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. awarded within three years of the time of 

The research fellowship will be supported by the Department of Earth 
Science for two years pending satisfactory progress in their first year. 
The fellowship covers an annual stipend of $60,000 with a benefits 
package and an additional annual discretionary research allowance of $3,500.

Applicants are requested to develop a proposal of research to be 
undertaken during the fellowship period. The principal selection 
criteria are scientific excellence and a clearly expressed research plan 
to address questions at the forefront of Earth science, broadly defined. 
Applicants are encouraged to explore possible research synergies with 
faculty in the Department of Earth Science 
(http://earthscience.rice.edu), but the proposed research should 
encompass independent research ideas and explore new directions beyond 
the applicant’s Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates whose 
proposals demonstrate independence and originality, but also the 
potential for collaboration with one or more faculty in the Department 
of Earth Science.

Candidates are required to submit:
(1)    A cover letter addressed to the search committee chair
(2)    A research proposal of no more than 3 pages (single-spaced) 
including figures
(3)    A current CV, including a list of publications

All documents should be submitted as a single PDF file by 15 November, 
2016, to the chair of the fellowship search committee 
(esci-postdoc at rice.edu). In addition, three letters of reference should 
be submitted separately by each referee to the chair of the fellowship 
chair committee (esci-postdoc at rice.edu) by 15 November, 2016.

The highest ranked candidates will be invited to visit Rice in early 
2017. Following acceptance, the appointment may begin anytime before 
January 1st 2018. For further information or questions contact the chair 
of the search committee at esci-postdoc at rice.edu.

Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, is a private, coeducational, 
nonsectarian university that aspires to path-breaking research, 
unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. 
Rice fulfills this mission by cultivating a diverse community of 
learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of 
human endeavor.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to 
diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified 
applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual 
orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic 
information, disability or protected veteran status.

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