Skip to Main Content

Postdoctoral Fellow in History of Modern Middle East

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The application and letters of reference must be received by February 1, 2018 central standard time. After that time, we will no longer accept applications. Applicants will be notified of decisions by March 1, 2018. Note that this position may be renewed for a second year. Materials sent by applicants by any means other than this RICEWorks application will not be accepted. Applications must include all items attached in the “required applicant documents” section of this electronic application: 1. Letter of application 2. CV 3. 1000-word research statement Applicant will be asked to input necessary information on the evaluators, who will receive an email generated by the system. In this email, they are given instructions on the process for submission of their letters. Inquiries should contact Human Resources at jobs@rice.edu.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Postdoctoral Fellow in History of Modern Middle East
Department History
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number P18042
Open Date 12/05/2017
Close Date 02/01/2018
Benefits Eligible Yes
Position Summary

The Department of History at Rice University in Houston, Texas, invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in modern Middle East history. This fellowship is renewable for a second year contingent upon successful review and completion of the first year.

In addition to research, the successful candidate is expected to teach three courses per academic year and to participate in the intellectual life of the department and other units on campus. S/he will receive a stipend of $50,000 plus benefits, a research and relocation fund of $2,000 in the first year, and a research fund of $1,250 in the second year. Applicants must have received their PhD within the last five years or at the latest by July 1, 2018. This position begins on July 1, 2018.

Only electronic applications will be accepted, on the Rice University RICEWorks website, https://jobs.rice.edu. Please apply by February 1, 2018, and attach a letter of application and CV to the respective tabs, as well as a 1,000-word research statement. Three letters of recommendation are required. Applicants will be asked to input necessary information on the evaluators, who will receive an email generated by the system. In this email, they are given instructions on the process for submission of their letters. All documents are required for the applicant to be considered for the position. Applications must be received by
February 1, 2018. Questions regarding the post should be addressed to the Department of History at hist@rice.edu.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
Concentration / Degree Type

With a concentration in modern middle east.

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

MS word, MS Excel, and other essential office equipment (copier, scanner, printer).

Skills Preferred
Physical Demands

Physical ability to teach a course, handle academic commitments.

Working Conditions

Schedule may vary according to teaching and research. Course load will be 2/1 or 1/2. Regular office hours are expected.

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

The application and letters of reference must be received by February 1, 2018 central standard time. After that time, we will no longer accept applications.

Applicants will be notified of decisions by March 1, 2018. Note that this position may be renewed for a second year. Materials sent by applicants by any means other than this RICEWorks application will not be accepted. Applications must include all items attached in the “required applicant documents” section of this electronic application:
1. Letter of application
2. CV
3. 1000-word research statement

Applicant will be asked to input necessary information on the evaluators, who will receive an email generated by the system. In this email, they are given instructions on the process for submission of their letters.

Inquiries should contact Human Resources at jobs@rice.edu.

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/12400

Job Duties

Job Duty Name Research
Description of Job Duty

- Will conduct research, furthering their dissertation.

Percentage of Time 50
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Will teach one or two courses per semester during tenure. Either 2/1 or 1/2. Courses will be determined by the chair of the history department.

Percentage of Time 50

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you, or will you received a PhD by July 1, 2018?
    • Yes
    • No