Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University
Rice University, Houston, Texas (US)
Closing date
Oct 31, 2021

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The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University invites Ph.D. applicants for a lecturer position in Earth and environmental sciences, commencing January 1, 2022. Familiarity with and/or interest in Earth science education research, experiential learning, undergraduate teaching at the introductory level, pedagogy, and curricular issues is preferred, and teaching experience in Earth surface processes and field instruction is desirable. This is a non-tenure-track position for a two-year term with the possibility of reappointment.  This is a full-time, 9-month academic calendar position, with opportunities to teach summer courses for additional compensation.  There would also be opportunities to develop innovative teaching methods and pursue independent research or collaborations with existing research programs (see web page http://earthscience.rice.edu).  Evaluation of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

The successful applicant will teach primarily at the undergraduate level; oversee and coordinate undergraduate internships, field, and research experiences; advise and mentor undergraduate students; participate in all aspects of the department’s activities; and serve the profession. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically at https://apply.interfolio.com/95550.  For questions please contact esci-search@rice.edu. Applicants should submit (1) a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), (2) a statement of teaching interests, and (3) a statement on diversity and outreach. All information regarding letters of recommendation will be requested from a subset of candidates following initial review.  Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. Rice University is committed to a culturally diverse intellectual community. In this spirit, we particularly welcome applications from all genders and members of historically underrepresented groups who exemplify diverse cultural experiences and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a 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. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


Rice is a leading American research university – small, private, and highly selective – distinguished by a collaborative, interdisciplinary culture and a global perspective. Only a few miles from downtown Houston, it occupies an architecturally distinctive, 285-acre campus shaded by nearly 4,000 trees. State-of-the-art facilities and laboratories, internationally renowned centers and institutes, and one of the country’s largest endowments support an ideal learning and living environment. The university attracts a diverse group of highly talented students and faculty with outstanding graduate and professional programs in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, architecture, music, and business. With just 2,277 graduate students and 3,279 undergraduates, it offers an unusual opportunity to forge close relationships with the university’s faculty and researchers and the option to tailor graduate programs to specific interests.

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