Applications for Fall 2025 will open on August 1.

Faculty Recruitment


Faculty positions in the Jones Graduate School of Business are open rank (except where noted). Senior applicants must prove both a record of publishing in top journals as well as excellent teaching abilities. Junior applicants must demonstrate quantifiable potential for excellence in scholarship and teaching.

Applicants of diverse ethnicities are encouraged to apply. It is the policy of Rice University to attract qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff and student body. Accordingly, Rice University does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status in its admissions, its educational programs, or employment of faculty or staff.

Open Positions

  • The Organizational Behavior (OB) faculty group at the Jones Graduate School of Business (JGSB) at Rice University in Houston, Texas, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position with the possibility of transitioning to a tenure-track position (dependent on an available faculty line and subject to standard hiring process).

    The Rice OB area values high-impact, ambitious scholarship and recognizes that this research sometimes takes additional time to publish. We created this position to allow promising scholars additional time to demonstrate their ability to publish high-quality, theoretically rich, and empirically ambitious papers. 

    We welcome applicants across micro and macro-organizational behavior and are especially interested in qualitative researchers or other research specialties that inherently require additional time to publish research. Upon the completion of the two-year term, applicants will be eligible for consideration of transitioning to a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Management position. 

    The position includes a competitive salary, a research budget, and no service responsibilities.

    We will start reviewing applications on March 1, 2024, and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. We strongly encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible. 

    Applications must include (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement, and (4) a job market paper. If possible, please combine these documents into a single PDF. Three letters of recommendation will be solicited later in the evaluation process.


    PhD in Organizational Behavior, or a related field.

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Arun Gopalakrishnan
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