Rice University Postdoctoral Fellow in Houston, Texas

Position Information

Position 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 2019. 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 11th, 2019, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants must have completed the PhD education requirement prior to start of the position. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Jenifer Bratter, Chair of the Postdoctoral Search Committee; email: jbratter@rice.edu

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 time of the application.

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

Education Required

PhD or other Doctoral Degree

Concentration / Degree Type


Skills Required

Candidate will be responsible for teaching one undergraduate course during their two years.

Candidate must be able to establish a research agenda.

Physical Demands

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

Working Conditions

Standard office environment.

Security Sensitive


Job Duties

Job Duty Name

Independent Research

Description of Job Duty
  • Works on independent research
Percentage of Time


Job Duties

Job Duty Name

Joint Research

Description of Job Duty
  • Works in cooperation with faculty
Percentage of Time


Job Duties

Job Duty Name


Description of Job Duty
  • Teaches one undergraduate course during the two-year appointment
Percentage of Time


Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Department: Sociology

Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time

Requisition Number: P19021

Open Date: 10/03/2018

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Experience Required: No experience required

Quick Link for Posting: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/17019