Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Two Year Post Doc in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities

Rice University announces a two-year, post-doctoral fellowship in the Program in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities (PJHC). Stipend is $50,000 per year, plus benefits, with appointment beginning July 1, 2011.

Qualified candidates will have a PhD in hand by July 1, 2011 (received no earlier than 2008).. Required are a specialization and demonstrated teaching and research interests in poverty, human capabilities and development, justice, and women, gender, and sexuality studies.

The Fellow will teach two courses per academic year, including the core introductory course for the Program's minor (see and a course focusing on gender, human development, and capabilities in a global context. Research requirement is to engage in a research project relating to the program’s themes; present a public lecture; and play an active role in the intellectual life of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in which the Program is housed and in the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

The Program in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities ( provides students a multi-faceted understanding of human well-being; it also offers a unique interdisciplinary minor. The Program is part of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality ( whose interdisciplinary programs support scholarly work, innovative teaching in graduate and undergraduate education, and research partnerships with institutions and community organizations. The Kinder Institute for Urban Research ( seeks to advance understanding of pressing urban issues and to foster the development of more humane and sustainable cities.

Please direct specific questions to the Program Manager, Ms. Christine Medina,

For a full description of the position and to apply visit:

Applications deadline is March 15, 2011. Rice is an EO/AA employer.

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