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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, each for a term of one year renewable for a second year upon successful completion of the first year. 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.

2016-2018 Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement

(This information is provided for reference only; the next cycle of applications will be announced in Fall 2017.)

The Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality 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, 2016. Each fellowship has a term of one year, beginning July 1, 2016, renewable for a second year upon successful completion of the first year. Fellows teach two courses per academic year in women’s/gender/sexuality studies, play an active role in the intellectual life of the Center, and are expected to make significant progress in their research. They receive an annual salary of $50,000 plus benefits, and up to $3,000 for relocation reimbursements and/or research expenses. Rice University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Required documents include letter of interest, curriculum vita, a minimum of two letters of reference, and a writing sample (about 25 pages), plus a working list of key texts and themes for the course SWGS 101 “Introduction to the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.” This course surveys issues in the study of gender and of feminist perspectives on sexuality, race, the body, globalization, labor, and culture; in addition it introduces the concept of engaged research. Please visit http://cswgs.rice.edu/courses for more information about SWGS 101.

The deadline for on-line applications has passed.  For more information about these positions, please contact Rice Human Resources at people@rice.edu, or by phone at 713.348.2514.