Assistant Professor - Environmental Science and Natural Resources

Rice University
Houston, Texas, US
Closing date
Sep 29, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
Faculty Position in Environmental Science and Natural Resources 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 encourage applicants from across the fields of environmental science, with particular interest in areas related to the hydrosphere, including surface and subsurface fluids, (e.g. hydrology, hydrogeology, hydroclimatology, hydrogeophysics, ecohydrology), water resources, and surface processes. We also encourage candidates pursuing research in natural resources relevant to the energy transition to apply, with particular interest in the subfields of geothermal energy, geologic carbon sequestration, subsurface energy storage (e.g.. CAES, thermal, H2), and critical minerals. Applicants using laboratory, field, observational, or computational methods are welcome.

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

Requirements: All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Earth, Environmental, or Planetary Science or a related field by the time of the appointment: July 1, 2023. 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 (see guidelines here); and (6) the names, affiliations, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Details about the department and its facilities can be found at All required application materials submitted by November 1, 2022 are ensured full consideration. For questions please contact

Rice University is located in Houston, Texas, USA 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. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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