Postdoctoral Associate in Gender and Science

Deadline: February 10, 2024

The Humanities Research Center (HRC) at Rice University seeks to appoint one Postdoctoral Associate in Gender and Science.

The Humanities Research Center is an internationally recognized hub that fosters innovative humanities and arts research at Rice University and builds collaborations with local, national and global partners.

We seek emergent scholars pursuing research at the intersection of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Science and Technology Studies. Focus on medicine and/or reproduction is a plus.

The Postdoctoral Associate will have both interdisciplinary and disciplinary homes and faculty mentors at Rice. The Associate will have an office within the HRC and will be affiliated with the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (CSWGS).

The successful applicant will teach a First-Year Writing Intensive Seminar (FWIS) related to their research during their first semester at Rice. Examples of FWIS courses can be found at The successful applicant will also be expected to teach SWGS 303 “Gender and Science” during their tenure at Rice University. In other semesters, the postdoctoral associate will work with the CSWGS director on their teaching assignment, with the possibility of teaching a First-Year Writing Intensive Seminar, a core course in the CSWGS major, or an elective course of their own design. 

This position is for the period from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025, with the possibility of renewal for a second year (subject to performance review and funding). It is a full-time position with a 1/1 teaching load and is benefits-eligible. The Postdoctoral Associate will receive an annual salary of $70,000 and a $3,000 one-time stipend for research and/or relocation to Houston. Postdoctoral Associates are expected to be in residence in Houston no later than August 1, 2024.

Work-related duties may include:

  • Teaching courses in consultation with CSWGS, departments, and affiliated campus units
  • Facilitating a reading group, workshop, etc. 
  • Presenting content online (reviews, interviews, blogs, podcasts) drawn from research, teaching, and outreach
  • Participating in the coordination of visiting speakers and events related to the position
  • Participating and presenting own research in an interdisciplinary works-in-progress series with other postdoctoral associates
  • Other duties as assigned


Applicants from any humanistic discipline or the interpretive social sciences are eligible to apply and must have the Ph.D. in hand by June 30, 2024. Applicants must have a demonstrated research interest in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies as well as Science and Technology Studies. Applicants should have experience and enthusiasm regarding teaching at the undergraduate level. Applicants must have excellent communication and time-management skills.

Required application materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Three-page CV
  • 1000-word research project proposal
  • Writing sample (chapter length, approximately 25 pages)
  • One-page course proposal for a one-semester First-Year Writing Intensive Seminar related to the applicant’s research
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application instructions:

Combine all materials except the letters of recommendation into one PDF. Have the letters of recommendation sent separately to

If you have difficulty attaching the required documents, please email them to and they will be attached to your application.


Deadline: February 10, 2024


Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with 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.

Faculty and staff are expected (but not required) to have completed a full vaccination series for COVID-19 (currently defined as full course COVID-19 Vaccine (typically two shots of a WHO-approved COVID-19 Vaccine or one J&J) and a COVID-19 booster. Rice does not require documentation for COVID-19 vaccination at this time for faculty and staff. More information can be found here: 


For more information, please contact Gabriela Garcia at