Faculty Fellows in
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Faculty Fellows in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

2022 FACULTY FELLOW in ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION - Call for applicants:

The BioSciences department of Rice University (http://biosciences.rice.edu/) seeks to fill a Faculty Fellow position in ecology and/or evolution. The position is a two-year appointment with a third year extension possible, with a tentative start date of July 1, 2022.

Our prestigious EEB Faculty Fellow Program aims to recruit outstanding postdoctoral researchers who merge excellence in teaching and research. Fellows receive faculty status, employee benefits, competitive salary, and research funds for independent or collaborative research. Collaborative interests with the existing faculty in the EEB research area are a plus. Position duties include independent research and teaching a three credit course in the field of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology per year of employment (course topic depending on fellow expertise and the needs of the department). Eligibility requires a PhD conferral before July 1, 2022.

Application review will begin March 27th. The application will include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The research statement should outline the candidate’s research questions and motivation, previous work, and future plans. The research statement does not need to include a detailed plan for the research that will be conducted during the Fellowship. The teaching statement should describe the candidate’s teaching philosophy, experience, and future teaching interests. The statement for diversity, equity, and inclusion should describe how the candidate will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a member of the Rice community, noting any relevant experience in this area if applicable.

The application, along with contact information for three people who can provide letters of recommendation should be submitted via Interfolio. Letters will be requested from a subset of candidates following initial review.

For further questions, please contact Dr. Amy Dunham (aed4@rice.edu), Search Committee Chair. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values a diverse faculty. People from groups historically excluded from STEM are encouraged to apply.

The EEB Fellows program, in which recent Ph.D. recipients are appointed for 2-3 year (non-tenure) faculty positions in BioSciences, is an outstanding early-career pathway for scientists who pursue their own independent research programs in ecology and/or evolution while teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. EEB Fellows do not have an advisor (as a postdoc would), but are expected to collaborate broadly across BioSciences.

Past EEB Fellows
  • David Armitage (Transitional Assistant Professor, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Benedicte Bachelot (Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University)
  • Sarah Bengston (Assistant Professor at Baruch College, CUNY)
  • George Byrd (Associate Professor of Agriculture at Ferrum College) - deceased
  • Lesley Campbell (Associate Professor at Ryerson University)
  • Reed Cartwright (Associate Professor at Arizona State University)
  • Madhusudhan Choudhary (Associate Professor at Sam Houston State University)
  • Anne Danielson-Francois (Associate Professor at University of Michigan-Dearborn)
  • Saara DeWalt (Professor at Clemson University)
  • Scott Egan (Associate Professor at Rice University)
  • Jonathan Evans (Professor of Biology at Sewanee-The University of the South)
  • Kevin Foster (Professor at University of Oxford)
  • Evan Fricke (Research Scientist at the University of Maryland)
  • Mark Fulton (Professor at Bemidji State University)
  • Mark Heilman (Senior Aquatics Technology Leader at SePRO Corporation)
  • Emily Jones (Assistant Editor, Nature Communications)
  • Zhenguo Lin (Associate Professor at St. Louis University)
  • Rolf Lohaus
  • Tom Miller (Godwin Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Rice University)
  • Toshinori Okuyama (Associate Professor at National Taiwan University)
  • David Queller (Spencer T. Olin Professor at Washington University in St. Louis)
  • Haldre Rogers (Associate Professor at Iowa State)
  • William Rogers (Professor at Texas A&M University)
  • Barry Sullender
  • Kelly Weinersmith (Adjunct assistant professor at Rice University, Co-author of NY Times Bestseller Soonish)
  • Kai Zhu (Assistant Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz)