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The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University is seeking applications for a Lecturer in Earth and Environmental Sciences

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University in Houston, TX invites Ph.D. applicants for a lecturer position in Earth and Environmental Sciences, commencing January 1, 2024 (or earlier). We seek candidates who can teach courses in oceanography, atmospheric science, and climate science at the introductory and intermediate level. Knowledge and interest in the cryosphere, sea level change, and coastal processes are desirable. Familiarity with and/or interest in Earth science education research, pedagogy, and experiential learning would be beneficial. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

The successful applicant primarily will teach at the undergraduate level, but also will be expected to assist with other academic duties, e.g., undergraduate advising, mentoring student internships, research, or field experiences, and various other department activities.

This is a non-tenure-track position for an initial 18 month term (January 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025), with the possibility of extension.  This is a full-time, 9-month academic calendar position, with opportunities to teach summer courses for additional compensation.  Successful candidates will also have opportunities to develop innovative teaching methods and pursue independent research or collaborations with existing research programs.

Evaluation of applications will begin September 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applications for this position must be submitted electronically at  Applicants should submit (1) a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), (2) a statement of teaching interests, and (3) a statement on diversity and outreach. All information regarding letters of recommendation will be requested from a subset of candidates following initial review. For questions please contact



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.