Wiess Visiting Professorship

We are soliciting applications for the Wiess Visiting Professor in the Department of Earth Science at Rice University. Our department has lively research programs in

  1. Carbonate and Clastic Sedimentology and Coastal Processes
    2. Paleoclimatology
    3. Atmospheric Chemistry
    4. Biogeochemistry
    5. Geobiology
    6. Low and High Temperature Geochemistry
    7. Petrology
    8. Rock Physics and Geomechanics
    9. Environmental, Exploration, Solid Earth and Theoretical Seismology
    10. Crustal and Mantle Structure and Geodynamics,
    11. Planetary Science

We invite applications from established scientists whose research falls in any of these areas, and request that you identify one or more of our faculty whose research interests overlap yours. The department is characterized by collegiality and interdisciplinary research. Our faculty have ties to the Rice Departments of Biosciences, Chemistry, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics and Astronomy. We also have strong ties to the local petroleum industry, the NASA Johnson Space Center, and the Lunar Planetary Institute.

The Wiess Visiting Professorship provides travel expenses to and from Rice, and living expenses while in residence, details are negotiable. Visiting Professors are typically in residence from a few months to a full academic year. Ideally Wiess Visiting Professors interact at a high level with members of our department, often through topical seminars. We particularly encourage women and minority geoscientists to apply.

Please provide a curriculum vita, research statement, and indication of availability. Applications and inquiries can be sent to

Chair, Wiess Visiting Professor Committee
Department of Earth Environmental and Planetary Science
Rice University, MS-126
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005


esci-search@rice.edu (Please put Wiess Visiting Professor on the subject line)

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers 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.


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