Postdoctoral Fellow

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Job TitlePostdoctoral FellowDepartmentSociologyFull Time/Part TimeFull-TimeRequisition NumberP20024Open Date09/18/2019Close DateBenefits EligibleYesPosition Summary

The Department of Sociology at Rice University in Houston, Texas (http://sociology.rice.edu) is offering two postdoctoral fellowships (two years in length) to begin July 2020. Applicants are encouraged to pursue their own research agenda during the fellowship, but we will give priority to those who also establish a collaborative research plan of mutual interest with one or more faculty members in the department. Teaching responsibilities are limited to one undergraduate course during the two years. In addition to an annual salary of $52,000, the fellowship provides office space, computer equipment, and a $1,500 annual travel account. The application deadline is January 10th, 2020, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants must have completed the PhD education requirement prior to the start of the position. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Jenifer Bratter, Chair of the Postdoctoral Search Committee; email: [email protected].

To apply, please submit the following materials: (1) letter of application, (2) a two-to-five page proposal for research to be conducted during the postdoctoral period, (3) curriculum vitae, and (4) two recent samples of published work (listed as “Other Document” under application documents). In addition, candidates should have three letters of reference submitted via the online system at the time of the application.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual
Orientation/Gender Identity.

Education RequiredPhD or other Doctoral DegreeMajor/DisciplineEducation PreferredExperience RequiredNo experience requiredType of ExperienceExperience PreferredSkills Required

Candidate must be able to establish a research agenda.

Skills PreferredPhysical Demands

Must be able to work for extended periods at a computer terminal.

Working Conditions

Standard office environment.

Security SensitiveYes Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit the following materials:


  1. Letter of application

  2. A two-to-five page proposal for research to be conducted during the postdoctoral period

  3. Curriculum Vitae

  4. Two recent samples of published work. Please use the form listed as “Other Document” under Application Documents to upload the samples as one document


In addition, candidates should have three letters of reference submitted via the online system at time of the application.

Quick Link for Postinghttp://jobs.rice.edu/postings/21227 Job Duties

Job Duty NameIndependent ResearchDescription of Job Duty

- Works on independent research

Percentage of Time40 Job Duties

Job Duty NameJoint ResearchDescription of Job Duty

- Works on research in cooperation with faculty

Percentage of Time40 Job Duties

Job Duty NameInstructionDescription of Job Duty

- Teaches one undergraduate course during the two-year appointment

Percentage of Time20Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Research Plan (not to exceed six pages including figures)
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Other Document
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you have or will you have completed the PhD or other doctoral degree education requirement before the start of the position on July 1, 2020?
      • Yes
      • No
      • Will have degree completed by July 1, 2020

     

     

     

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