[ES_JOBS_NET] Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Tue Sep 12 14:23:27 MDT 2017

*Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship*

*Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University*

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice
University is inviting applications for the Wiess Post-Doctoral Research
Fellowship. We are seeking candidates with independent research interests
that intersect with one or more faculty within our department. Applicants
must have a Ph.D. awarded within three years of the time of appointment.

The research fellowship will be supported for two years, pending
satisfactory progress during the first year. It 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, a clearly expressed research plan to address
questions at the forefront of their field of study, and research synergies
with at least one faculty. The proposed research should, however, encompass
independent research ideas and explore new directions beyond the
applicant’s Ph.D. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposals
demonstrate independence and originality, and also the potential for
collaboration with one or more faculty in the Department of Earth,
Environmental and Planetary Sciences.


Applicants are required to submit:

   1. A cover letter
   2. A research proposal of no more than 3 pages (single-spaced),
   including figures
   3. A current CV, including a list of publications

All three documents should be submitted as a single PDF file to the chair
of the fellowship search committee (esci-postdoc at rice.edu) by 10 November,
2017. In addition, letters of reference should be submitted by three
referees to the same email address and by the same deadline.

The highest ranked applicants will be invited to visit Rice in early 2018.
Following acceptance, the appointment may begin anytime before 1 January,
2019. For further information or questions contact the chair of the search
committee at esci-postdoc at rice.edu.

Rice University is located in Houston, Texas, and 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

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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