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Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the 2018-19 Rice Seminar

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017 Application Materials: - Cover Letter, outlining applicant’s interest in the topic of the seminar - Two page CV - Research Statement (i.e., a 200 word abstract of the research project) - Research Proposal (i.e., a 1000 word description of the research project) - Course Proposal for a one-semester course for undergraduate students - Three letters of recommendation: You will be required to submit the names and emails of three references. The deadline for the submission of the letter of references is December 15, 2017. Please use the Professional References section on the application.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the 2018-19 Rice Seminar
Department Humanities Research Center
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number P18023
Open Date 09/14/2017
Close Date
Benefits Eligible Yes
Position Summary

The Humanities Research Center hosts year-long residential postdoctoral fellowships at Rice University for outstanding junior scholars. The program encourages interdisciplinary teaching and research, facilitates new research communities at Rice, and prepares junior scholars for future faculty positions.

The Rice Seminars are designed to promote humanistic research, broadly understood. They bring together a select group of Rice faculty members, visiting scholars, and Rice graduate students to study a common theme from several disciplinary perspectives. The most visible goal of the seminars is a scholarly publication to which all participants will contribute. Equally important but less visible is the creation of international and interdisciplinary scholarly communities that will outlive the seminars themselves. The topic of the Rice Seminars changes each year.

For a description of the 2018-19 Rice Seminar, Wastes: Histories and Futures, please go to http://hrc.rice.edu/2018-19RiceSeminar/.

The position is for July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Fellows receive a $55,000 salary, benefits eligibility, and an allowance for research and relocation to Houston. Primary obligations include active participation in all aspects of the Rice Seminar, developing or continuing individual or collaborative research projects, and giving a presentation to colleagues at Rice. Fellows will also design and teach (or co-teach) a semester-long course, the topic of which will be determined in consultation with the HRC and/or appropriate department.

Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017

Application Materials:
- Cover Letter, outlining applicant’s interest in the topic of the seminar
- Two page CV
- Research Statement (i.e., a 200 word abstract of the research project)
- Research Proposal (i.e., a 1000 word description of the research project)
- Course Proposal for a one-semester course for undergraduate students
- Three letters of recommendation (please use the Professional References section on the application)

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
Concentration / Degree Type

Applicants from any humanistic discipline or interdiscipline are eligible to apply and must have received a PhD between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2018.

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

Research, writing, and teaching in the humanities broadly construed.

Skills Preferred
Physical Demands

Working in office and classroom environment.

Working Conditions

Regular office and classroom conditions. Evening and weekend events and dinners on occasion.

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017

Application Materials:
- Cover Letter, outlining applicant’s interest in the topic of the seminar
- Two page CV
- Research Statement (i.e., a 200 word abstract of the research project)
- Research Proposal (i.e., a 1000 word description of the research project)
- Course Proposal for a one-semester course for undergraduate students
- Three letters of recommendation:
You will be required to submit the names and emails of three references. The deadline for the submission of the letter of references is December 15, 2017. Please use the Professional References section on the application.

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/11402

Job Duties

Job Duty Name Research
Description of Job Duty

- Work on and present their own research

Percentage of Time 50
Job Duty Name Rice Seminar Participation
Description of Job Duty

- Participate in all aspects of the Rice Seminar

Percentage of Time 30
Job Duty Name Teaching
Description of Job Duty

- Teach or co-teach two semester-long undergraduate courses

Percentage of Time 20

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
  4. Research Proposal
  5. Course Proposal
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD or other doctoral degree in any humanistic discipline or interdiscipline received between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2018?
    • Yes
    • No