Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship – Department of Earth
Science, Rice University
The Department of Earth Science at Rice University is inviting
applications for the Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in
the broad fields of Earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. awarded within three years of the
time of appointment.
The research fellowship will be supported by the Department of
Earth Science for two years pending satisfactory progress in their
first year. The fellowship covers an annual stipend of $60,000
with a benefits package and an additional annual discretionary
research allowance of $3,500.
Applicants are requested to develop a proposal of research to be
undertaken during the fellowship period. The principal selection
criteria are scientific excellence and a clearly expressed
research plan to address questions at the forefront of Earth
science, broadly defined. Applicants are encouraged to explore
possible research synergies with faculty in the Department of
Earth Science (http://ift.tt/1TesQIC), but the proposed
research should encompass independent research ideas and explore
new directions beyond the applicant’s Ph.D. Preference will be
given to candidates whose proposals demonstrate independence and
originality, but also the potential for collaboration with one or
more faculty in the Department of Earth Science.
Candidates are required to submit:
(1) A cover letter addressed to the search committee chair
(2) A research proposal of no more than 3 pages (single-spaced)
(3) A current CV, including a list of publications
All documents should be submitted as a single PDF file by 15
November, 2016, to the chair of the fellowship search committee
(firstname.lastname@example.org). In addition, three letters of reference
should be submitted separately by each referee to the chair of the
fellowship chair committee (email@example.com) by 15 November,
The highest ranked candidates will be invited to visit Rice in
early 2017. Following acceptance, the appointment may begin
anytime before January 1st 2018. For further information or
questions contact the chair of the search committee at
Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, is a private,
coeducational, nonsectarian university that aspires to
path-breaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to
the betterment of our world. Rice fulfills this mission by
cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that
produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment
to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified
applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin,
genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
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