The Department of History at Rice University in Houston, Texas invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in modern Middle East history. This fellowship is renewable for a second year contingent upon successful review and completion of the first year. In addition to research, the successful candidate is expected to teach 3 courses per academic year and to participate in the intellectual life of the department and other units on campus. S/he will receive a stipend of $50,000 plus benefits, a research and relocation fund of $2,000 in the first year, and a research fund of $1,250 in the second year.


Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the last five years or at the latest by July 1, 2018. This position begins on July 1, 2018. Only electronic applications will be accepted, on the Rice University RICEWorks website, jobs.rice.edu (or direct: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/12400). Please apply by February 1, 2018, and attach a letter of application and CV to the respective tabs, as well as a 1,000-word research statement and the names of three references to the tab labeled “Other.” Three letters of recommendation are required. Applicant will be asked to input necessary information on the evaluators, who will receive an email generated by the system. In this email, they are given instructions on the process for submission of their letters. All documents are required for the applicant to be considered for the position. Applications must be received by February 1, 2018. Questions regarding the post should be addressed to the Department of History at hist@rice.edu.


Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, and international scholars are encouraged to apply.

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