As a leading research university Rice University aspires to path- breaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor. As part of a recently launched $150 million investment in research initiatives to advance this mission, Rice University is pleased to announce and invite applications for the Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellows Program.
The 2019 competition is open to all research areas. The two-year Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to exceptional scholars who have recently earned the doctoral degree in any area, including medicine, and who want to pursue research with faculty at Rice University. Applications are particularly welcome from those who are interested in interdisciplinary approaches to scholarship. The Fellowship term will begin on September 1, 2019.
Several of the past Fellows have been hosted in the Ecology and Evolutionary Graduate Program, working on variety of projects that ranged from social structure and disease dynamics to Environmental DNA development and are now holding Tenure track faculty position at top US Universities.
Application Process To apply, please click on the following link: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/16653
Once you click on “Apply for this Job” you will be prompted to create an account. After doing so, you will be redirected to the posting and will be able to begin the application process by clicking on the “Apply for this Job” link. If you wish to save your application and come back to it later, click on “Save changes.” All required information is indicated with an asterisk. Your three letters of recommendation will come from the people you list on the professional references page. Please be sure that the contact information, especially the email address, is correct and will remain accessible through September 1, 2019.
Your research proposal, curriculum vitae, and your sample publication should all be uploaded as documents.
The sample publication or other work of scholarship will be accepted through the “Writing Sample” upload.
Please provide the names of two Rice University faculty member with whom you would like to work (to be included in the answer of to the supplemental question on the application). All applicants are asked to contact their prospective mentors to seek their support both as a mentor as well as for salary support (1/3 of the fellowship, or $20,000 annually). This letter of support should be obtained in advance of submitting the final application and should be uploaded to the application in the "Letter of Support" section.
Please be certain that the status for each document is “PDF complete” before submitting your application. Please be sure all information is accurate and up-to-date before submitting your application. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an application confirmation email.
All applications for the 2019 competition are due January 3, 2019.
Three letter of recommendations are due on or before January 6, 2019. After submitting your application, emails will be sent to your listed references and they will personally submit their letters of recommendation through the RICEWorks system.
Applicants are encouraged to contact potential EEB Faculty in the BioSciences at Rice to learn more about the opportunity and talk about potential collaborations.
The Rice Academy Senior Fellows will begin application reviews as early as November 1, 2018. All applications for the 2019 competition are due January 3, 2019.