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Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

All applications for the 2018 competition are due January 10, 2018.

Candidates must submit:
  • Research proposal (three pages maximum)
  • CV
  • Sample publication or other work of scholarship (please upload this document under the “other” documents section)
  • Names of two (2) Rice University faculty members with whom candidate would like to work (to be included in the answer to the supplemental question on the application; we encourage applicants to contact these faculty members in advance of submitting final application)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.
The Rice Academy Senior Fellows will begin application reviews as early as December 1, 2017.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellow
Department Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellows Program
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number P18021
Open Date 08/25/2017
Close Date
Benefits Eligible Yes
Position Summary

As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to pathbreaking 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. With the 2018-2020 cohort, the Rice Academy will be open to all research fields and areas of study.

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.

Individuals selected as Fellows will join the Rice University Academy of Fellows, a community of scholars that includes senior members of the Rice faculty. Additionally, the Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship offers:
- a close mentored relationship with two specific faculty members;
- collaborative relationships with an academy of distinguished faculty fellows who have extraordinarily diverse interests and expertise relevant to scholarship on health, inequality, and data science;
- regular opportunities for intellectual exploration with a diverse group of other Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellows;
- programmatic activities to promote professional development, including a focused plan to pursue the K99 award and other relevant early career awards;
- substantial campus-wide resources in expertise and instrumentation;
- a competitive salary, as well as benefits;
- appropriate resources to pursue research objectives.

The standard stipend for a Rice Academy Junior Fellow is $60,000. National standard stipends in a few research areas are above that level, and those departments may augment the stipend.

Academy Junior Fellows will also be provided with an office within your department, $5,000/year in a research fund, and access to university resources.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
Concentration / Degree Type

In any area, including medicine. Degree must have been earned between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2018.

Education Preferred
Experience Required No experience required
Type of Experience
Experience Preferred
Skills Required

None

Skills Preferred
Physical Demands

Ability to travel across campus.

Working Conditions

Typical academic/lab environment.

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants


All applications for the 2018 competition are due January 10, 2018.


Candidates must submit:


  • Research proposal (three pages maximum)

  • CV

  • Sample publication or other work of scholarship (please upload this document under the “other” documents section)

  • Names of two (2) Rice University faculty members with whom candidate would like to work (to be included in the answer to the supplemental question on the application; we encourage applicants to contact these faculty members in advance of submitting final application)

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.

The Rice Academy Senior Fellows will begin application reviews as early as December 1, 2017.

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/11661

Job Duties

Job Duty Name Postdoctoral Research
Description of Job Duty

The Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellows will pursue research with faculty at Rice University. The Rice Academy will be open to all research fields and areas of study.

Percentage of Time 100

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Research Proposal
  3. Other Document
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please provide the names of two (2) Rice University faculty members with whom you would like to work. Please note that we encourage you to contact these faculty members in advance of submitting your final application.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * What month/year did you receive, or anticipate receiving, your doctoral degree?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please indicate your area of study.

    (Open Ended Question)