Posted: Jul 15, 2022
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Lecturer - School of Social Sciences

Rice University - Houston, TX
Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2022

The School of Social Sciences at Rice University (Houston, Texas) is now accepting applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible non-tenure-track lecturer position to begin January or August 2023. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology, or other closely related social science discipline by the start of the appointment. The initial term of appointment is one year, which may be renewed contingent upon performance, availability of resources and the needs of programs.

The successful applicant will teach three courses per semester that are the core curriculum for the Social Policy Analysis major. The courses include POLI 338- Public Policy Analysis, SOPA 309- Applied Econometrics, and SOSC 302- Quantitative Analysis for the Social Sciences. The lecturer is expected to coordinate with the Social Policy Analysis Faculty Director. Ideal candidate will have a strong interest in working with the undergraduate community.

The Social Policy Analysis major offers students an interdisciplinary orientation to its structured curriculum and emphasizes integrating rigorous instruction in theory and method with hands-on, skills-based instruction by social sciences faculty.

Rice University is a comprehensive research university located in the heart of Houston’s dynamic Museum District and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students. Rice consistently ranks among the top 20 national universities and the top 10 in undergraduate teaching (US News & World Report); its endowment ranks among the top 20 of US universities.

We encourage everyone to apply, especially those individuals who have been historically underrepresented in academia: people of color, LGBTQI+ people, women, people with disabilities, veterans, people of any age or family status. We strive to actively counter prejudice and to create a working environment that is inclusive and equitable.