[Geodynamics] Pan Postdoctoral Fellowship at Rice University

Richard G Gordon rgg at rice.edu
Tue Oct 12 06:12:39 AEDT 2021

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice 
University is inviting applications for the Pan Postdoctoral Research 
Fellowship. We are seeking candidates with independent research 
interests that intersect with one or more faculty within our department 
and who contribute positively to the diversity of the department through 
outreach or other means. Both domestic and international applicants are 
welcome. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment, but candidates 
must have received their Ph.D. no more than 3 years before their start 
date at Rice.

The research fellowships will be supported for two years, pending 
satisfactory progress during the first year, and covers an annual 
stipend of $60,000 with a benefits package and an additional annual 
discretionary research allowance of $3,500. Applicants are requested to 
develop a proposal of research to be undertaken during the fellowship 
period. The principal selection criteria are scientific excellence, a 
clearly expressed research plan to address questions at the forefront of 
their field of study, research synergies with at least one faculty, and 
a commitment to fostering diversity in their field of research. The 
proposed research should encompass independent research ideas and 
explore new directions beyond the applicant’s Ph.D. Preference will be 
given to applicants whose proposals demonstrate independence and 
originality, and also the potential for collaboration with one or more 
faculty in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences.

Applicants are required to submit:

1. A current CV, including a list of publications

2. A brief synopsis of the applicant’s doctoral dissertation (no longer 
than one page).

3. A brief diversity statement that explains the applicants’ interest 
in, experience with, and/or planned commitment to addressing issues of 
diversity, equity, and inclusion in their field of research (no longer 
than one page)

4. A concise research proposal (no longer than three pages, including 
figures, excluding references) describing the applicants research 
interests, specifically the research that the applicant would like to 
pursue at Rice

5. The names of potential Rice faculty who could serve as postdoctoral 

All five documents should be submitted as a single PDF file to the 
fellowship search committee (esci-postdoc at rice.edu 
<mailto:esci-postdoc at rice.edu>) by 3 November, 2021. In addition, 
letters of reference should be submitted by three referees to the same 
email address and by the same deadline.

The highest ranked applicants will be invited for an interview. 
Following acceptance, the appointment may begin anytime before 1 
January, 2023. For further information or questions contact the search 
committee at esci-postdoc at rice.edu <mailto:esci-postdoc at rice.edu>.

Rice University is located in Houston, Texas, 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.

Richard G. Gordon
Keck Foundation Professor of Geophysics
Dept. of Earth, Environmental, & Planetary Sciences
Rice University
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