Current Job Opportunities

EEPS is HIRING!

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University is seeking applications for TWO tenure-track assistant professor positions, in Planetary Science and Environmental Science and Natural Resources.

We are also inviting applications for the Pan Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.


Astrobiology and Planetary Science Jenny Mottar

Tenure-track assistant professor position in Planetary Science: 

Broadly defined, with particular interests in planetary geochemistry, cosmochemistry, astromaterials and astrobiology, as well as comparative planetology, planet-scale modeling, and planetary habitability of the solar system and beyond. Applicants using analytical, remote sensing, sample-based, and modeling approaches are welcome.

Successful candidates are expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, teach core courses and develop undergraduate and graduate courses within their area of expertise, and be involved in service to the department, university, and the broader scientific community.

We particularly welcome applications from individuals with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

See Below for Requirements

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically by November 1, 2022 at https://apply.interfolio.com/112707.


 

Environment and Natural Resources

Tenure-track assistant professor position in Environmental Science and Natural Resources:

We encourage applicants from across the fields of environmental science, with particular interest in areas related to the hydrosphere, including surface and subsurface fluids, (e.g. hydrology, hydrogeology, hydroclimatology, hydrogeophysics, ecohydrology), water resources, and surface processes.

We also encourage candidates pursuing research in natural resources relevant to the energy transition to apply, with particular interest in the subfields of geothermal energy, geologic carbon sequestration, subsurface energy storage (e.g. CAES, thermal, H2), and critical minerals. Applicants using laboratory, field, observational, or computational methods are welcome.

Successful candidates are expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, teach core courses and develop undergraduate and graduate courses within their area of expertise, and be involved in service to the department, university, and the broader scientific community.

We particularly welcome applications from individuals with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

See Below for Requirements

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically by November 1, 2022 at https://apply.interfolio.com/112705

 


Pan Postdoctoral Fellowship position:

We are seeking candidates with independent research interests that intersect with one or more faculty within our department and who contribute positively to the diversity of the department through outreach or other means. Both domestic and international applicants are welcome. By the time of their start date at Rice, candidates must have received their Ph.D. degree and be within the first three years of degree conferral.

The research fellowship will be supported for two years --- pending satisfactory progress during the first year --- and includes an annual stipend of $60,000 with a benefits package, an annual discretionary research allowance of $3,500, and an allowance for reasonable re-location expenses. Applicants are requested to develop a proposal of research to be undertaken during the fellowship period. The principal selection criteria are scientific excellence, the applicant’s record of research productivity, a clearly expressed research plan to address questions at the forefront of their field of study, research synergies with at least one faculty, and a commitment to fostering diversity. The proposed research should 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.

See Below for Requirements

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically to the fellowship search committee (esci-postdoc@rice.edu) by November 14, 2022.


TENURE-TRACK REQUIREMENTS

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Earth, Environmental, or Planetary Science or a related field by the time of the appointment. Applicants will be required to submit the following: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of research; (4) statement on teaching; (5) statement on diversity, mentoring, and outreach (see guidelines here); and (6) the names, affiliations, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Details about the department and its facilities can be found at https://eeps.rice.edu/research. All required application materials submitted by November 1, 2022 are ensured full consideration. For questions please contact eeps-search@rice.edu.


PAN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP REQUIREMENTS

(1) A current CV, including a list of publications; (2) A brief synopsis of the applicant’s doctoral dissertation (no longer than one page); (3) A brief diversity statement that explains the applicants’ interest in, experience with, and/or planned commitment to addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (no longer than one page) (see guidelines here); (4) A concise research proposal (no longer than three pages, including figures, excluding references) describing the applicants research interests, specifically the research that the applicant would like to pursue at Rice; (5) The names of potential Rice faculty who could serve as postdoctoral mentors.

All five documents should be submitted as a single PDF file to the fellowship search committee (esci-postdoc@rice.edu) by  November 14, 2022. In addition, letters of reference should be submitted by two referees to the same email address and by the same deadline. The highest ranked applicants will be invited for an interview. Following acceptance, the appointment may begin anytime before 1 January, 2024. For further information or questions contact the search committee at esci-postdoc@rice.edu.

 


Rice University is located in Houston, Texas, USA 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 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. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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