How to Apply to Level 3

Rice Engineering invites Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows who are applying for faculty positions in the upcoming fall semester to apply to Level 3 of the Future Faculty Fellows program.

Level 1 and Level 2 fellows do not have to apply to take part in the FFF program. In fact, the events in Level 1 and Level 2 are open to all Rice Engineering Ph.D. and postdocs who are interested in learning more about careers in academia and how to best prepare for applying to faculty positions. To learn more about getting involved in Level 1 and Level 2, visit about the program.

Application for Level 3

Level 3 is the last level of the program and provides tailored events and mentoring for fellows who are ready to apply to faculty positions. Fellows who apply and are accepted into Level 3 of the program will also receive a stipend to support travel.

The application for Level 3 fellows is available below.


To be considered, candidates must be applying for tenure-track faculty positions during the fall semester of the year they are applying for. The School of Engineering will select 5 to 8 fellows each academic year.

Application Requirements

Applicants are encouraged to complete the following before applying:

  • TA Training (virtual and self-paced). For access, email
  • Workshop: Academic Networking (Level 2)
  • Workshop: Hiring Priorities and Cover Letter (Level 2)

Level 3 Future Faculty Fellows applicants should be nominated by department chairs or FFF program directors. Self-nominations from applicants who have completed Level 2 will also be considered.

Eligbile applicants must complete the online application and:

  • Identify a job market mentor (T/TT faculty at Rice, may be different from research mentor)
  • Upload a CV, Research Statement, and an Unofficial Academic Transcript (PhD students only) to their application.

APPLY NOW for the following positions:

2023-24 Future Faculty Fellows Application - PhD Students

2023-24 Future Faculty Fellows Application - Postdocs

Questions regarding the application process? Email Marci Wilson.