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.
2012-2014 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. is required prior to appointment. Each fellowship has a term of two years beginning in August 2012. Recipients will teach two courses in women’s/gender/sexuality studies per year and will play an active role in the intellectual life of the Center. Rice will provide an annual salary of $40,000 plus benefits. Rice University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Please send your letter of interest, curriculum vita, dossier with a minimum of three references, and writing sample (about 25 pages), plus a sample syllabus (which should include a detailed course outline and recommended reading list) for the course: SWGS 101 “Introduction to the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality.” 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 the body, sexuality, race, 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.
Send materials to Postdoctoral Search Committee, Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality MS-38, Rice University, P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251-1892.
PLEASE NOTE: The postmark deadline for 2012-2014 applications has passed. Applications will be solicited for the 2014-2016 cohort beginning in late 2013.