Job Opportunity: Faculty Position, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University is seeking applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position. We seek candidates across the broad spectrum of planetary and environmental sciences, areas where the department anticipates growth, and who complement our department. Some of the research areas of interest include but are not limited to surface processes, climate and all related sciences, astrobiology, planetary habitability of the solar system and beyond using observational approaches such as cosmochemistry and remote sensing and modeling.

We particularly welcome applications from individuals with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Successful candidates are expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, teach core courses and develop undergraduate and graduate courses within their area of expertise, and be involved in service to the department, university, and the broader scientific community.


All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Earth, Environmental, Planetary Science, or a related field by the time of the appointment.

Applicants will be required to submit the following:

  1. cover letter
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. statement of research
  4. statement on teaching
  5. statement on diversity, mentoring, and outreach
  6. the names, affiliations, and email addresses of at least four professional references

Details about the department and its facilities can be found at All required application materials submitted by November 1, 2021, are ensured full consideration.

For questions, please contact [email protected].

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically at

Rice University is located in Houston, Texas, USA, and is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university that aspires to pathbreaking 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 a 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. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.