Rice is hiring two postdocs; one line is open area of specialization and the other is urban/environment, broadly construed. Applicants are encouraged to pursue their own research agenda during their fellowship, but we will give priority to applicants who also establish a collaborative research plan on a topic of mutual interest with one or more of our faculty members (http://sociology.rice.edu). Teaching responsibilities are limited to one undergraduate course during the two years. In addition to an annual salary of $52,000, the fellowship provides office space, computer equipment, and a $1,000 annual travel account. The application deadline is January 15th 2017, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.