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Postdoctoral Fellowships

Designed to bring in a rotation of young scholars with new approaches and differing research interests, the Center's postdoctoral fellowship program supports two fellows annually, each for a two-year residency. Fellows gain experience teaching core courses in the undergraduate program, present their research in periodic public lectures, and participate in the Feminist Research Group.

Learn more about our current and prior postdoctoral fellows.

2014-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement

The Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University announces two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities or social sciences for scholars pursuing research and publication projects that focus on gender and health; gender and urban studies; women in the global economy; sex, race, and nation; or sexuality studies. The Center is particularly interested in applicants who demonstrate a record of innovative teaching and the potential to make a solid contribution to the Center’s program in engaged feminist research. 

Ph.D. must be conferred on or before June 30, 2014. Each fellowship has a term of two years beginning July 1, 2014. Fellows teach two courses per academic year in women’s/gender/sexuality studies and are expected to make significant progress in their research. They also play an active role in the intellectual life of the Center.  Fellows receive an annual salary of $40,000 plus benefits, and up to $3,000 for relocation reimbursements and/or research expenses. Rice University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Please complete your application on-line at this URL: https://jobs.rice.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53898.  At this URL you will also find special instructions about: how to submit letters of reference.

Required documents include letter of interest, curriculum vita, a minimum of three letters of reference, and a writing sample (about 25 pages), plus a sample syllabus (including a detailed course outline and recommended reading list) for the course SWGS 101 “Introduction to the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.” Please visit http://cswgs.rice.edu for more detailed information. This course surveys issues in the study of gender, such as women's social, political, and legal status in the US and globally; feminist perspectives on sexuality, race, the body, globalization, labor, and culture; and the implications of these perspectives for social and critical theory.  In addition, the course introduces the concept of engaged research and the public service components of feminist activity.

Deadline for on-line applications is Friday, January 17, 2014.  For more information about these positions, please contact Rice Human Resources at people@rice.edu, or by phone at 713.348.2514.