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Open Rank TTT Faculty Position - Energy Transition, Rice University

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

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Open-Rank Faculty Position – Earth Science for the Energy Transition
Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University, in Houston, TX, is seeking applications to fill an open-rank tenure or tenure-track faculty position with active research broadly relevant to the energy transition. Potential areas of interest include, but are not limited to, geothermal energy, geologic carbon capture and sequestration, subsurface energy storage, critical mineral resources, subsurface fluid flow, and environmental impacts. Applicants using geochemistry, geophysics, geomechanics, basin and reservoir analysis, numerical and/or machine learning techniques are all welcome.

The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, teach core courses, and develop undergraduate and graduate courses within their area of expertise, and be involved in service to the department, university, and the broader scientific community. Contributions to the growing professional masters programs in energy geoscience and the energy transition are welcome. The successful candidate will be appointed at a rank commensurate with accomplishments and expertise.



All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Earth, Environmental, or Planetary Science or a related field by the time of the appointment. Applicants must submit the following: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of research; (4) statement on teaching; (5) statement on diversity, mentoring, and outreach (see guidelines here:; and (6) the names, affiliations, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Details about the department and its facilities can be found at All required application materials submitted by November 1, 2023 are ensured full consideration. For questions please contact

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically at 


Rice University is located in Houston, Texas, USA and 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. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


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