Sustainability Research Postdoctoral Fellow

Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Post-doctoral fellow

Main Category: Sustainability Research

Secondary Categories: Global, transnational, and/or comparative studies

Position: A two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University.  An affiliation may be arranged in an appropriate academic department.  Stipend: $46,000 per year, plus benefits and a $2,000 allowance for travel and research. Appointment begins August 1, 2012.  Postmark deadline for applications is Friday, April 6, 2012

Responsibilities: (1) Teaching: Two courses per academic year incorporating critical perspectives issues on transnational circulations and/or cross-cultural comparisons focused on sustainability; (2) Play an active role in the intellectual life of the Center, participate in and support Chao Center programming, organize sustainability related programming, contribute to website pages to facilitate cutting-edge research.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in a humanities or social sciences discipline or department with a specialization focused on sustainability and a demonstrated teaching and research interest in transnational circulations (e.g. the movement of people, products, ideas, images, technologies, etc. within and/or beyond Asia) and/or comparative studies. 

Application: Applicants may submit their application electronically to  Applicants are requested to send three letters of reference, one hard copy of a writing sample (no more than 25 pages) and a cover letter, a current resume, a project proposal outlining what will be accomplished during your term at Rice, a course proposal, and a list of any additional references with contact information.  If you are unable to send electronically please send materials to:

Meagan Williams

Chao Center for Asian Studies (MS-475)

Rice University

P.O. Box 1892

Houston, TX 77251-1892 USA

Email address:

Specific questions may be emailed to the Assistant Director of the Chao Center, Meagan Williams at

About the University: Rice is a member of the Association of American Universities, which includes the 62 top research institutions in North America. Its endowment per student is sixth-largest among American private research universities, and its small size (about 3,700 undergraduates) encourages a great deal of personal interaction between students and professors.  We have students from all 50 states and from 81 countries, and many of them participate in cutting-edge research guided by world class faculty in the humanities, social sciences, engineering and natural sciences. Rice University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


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