[ES_JOBS_NET] Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship - Rice University Department of Earth Science
lyeung at rice.edu
Sun Sep 11 10:46:09 MDT 2016
*Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship - Department of Earth Science,
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)
(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
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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