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Lecturer - Climate Science, Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences, Rice Univeristy

Rice University, Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences Department
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Nov 1, 2023

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Atmospheric Sciences, Global Environmental Change, Ocean Science
Career Level
Early Career (up to 10 years past degree)
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The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University in Houston, TX invites Ph.D. applicants for a lecturer position in Earth and Environmental Sciences, commencing January 1, 2024 (or earlier). We seek candidates who can teach courses in oceanography, atmospheric science, and climate science at the introductory and intermediate level. Knowledge and interest in the cryosphere, sea level change, and coastal processes are desirable. Familiarity with and/or interest in Earth science education research, pedagogy, and experiential learning would be beneficial. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.

The successful applicant primarily will teach at the undergraduate level, but also will be expected to assist with other academic duties, e.g., undergraduate advising, mentoring student internships, research, or field experiences, and various other department activities.

This is a non-tenure-track position for an initial 18 month term (January 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025), with the possibility of extension.  This is a full-time, 9-month academic calendar position, with opportunities to teach summer courses for additional compensation.  Successful candidates will also have opportunities to develop innovative teaching methods and pursue independent research or collaborations with existing research programs (see web page

Evaluation of applications will begin August 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applications for this position must be submitted electronically at 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.  Eligible candidate must have a PhD in Geosciences or related fields by January 1, 2024.  All information regarding letters of recommendation will be requested from a subset of candidates following initial review. For questions please contact

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.


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