Wiess Postdoctoral Teacher – Scholar

Houston, Texas Medical Center
Annual stipend of $50,000
Sep 06, 2017
Oct 06, 2017
Field of specialization
General / Technical
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry seeks exceptional young scientists for Wiess postdoctoral teacher-scholars. Wiess fellowships are intended to facilitate independent academic careers by providing opportunities to engage in the university’s research and teaching missions in a mentored setting. Wiess teacher-scholars will conduct independent research in collaboration with Rice faculty members in the Chemistry Department and will engage in limited teaching and/or mentoring activities with faculty guidance.

Rice University has outstanding facilities and instrumentation to support research during the fellowship. Wiess fellows receive an annual stipend of $50,000 and an initial one-year appointment, with the potential for a second year of support.

Prior to submitting an application, candidates should contact a Rice Chemistry faculty member (http://chemistry.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147485380), who must provide a letter committing to host the Fellow in his/her lab.

Applicants must complete application through RICEWorks, the hiring system for Rice University at the following link: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/11147

In addition to the application, the following items must be uploaded:

  1.  A cover letter indicating the faculty host or hosts whom have agreed to support candidate’s application and addressing candidate’s teaching experience and interests
  2.  A curriculum vitae with date of (expected) Ph.D.
  3.  A publications list
  4.  A short description of future research plans (not to exceed three pages including figures)
  5.  Arrange for two external letters of recommendation; and one letter of commitment from a Rice Chemistry faculty member agreeing to serve as mentor for the Wiess Fellow.

Candidates are encouraged to apply before October 1, 2017. 

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and actively encourages applications from women and underrepresented groups.