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Rice Jul 13, 2017
Rice University
George R. Brown School of Engineering
Multiple Open Faculty Positions

Rice University’s School of Engineering invites applicants for multiple open tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level in the emerging and broad area of neuroengineering. Research areas of interest include but are not limited to, development of technologies for interfacing with and manipulating the nervous system, as well as computational, data, and theory-driven approaches to improve our understanding of the function of the brain, neurological disorders, and treatment outcomes. Rice University has recently launched a $50 million initiative in neuroengineering to support growing research and education programs in neuroengineering, signal processing, data science, sensing, and nano-electronics with great national and international visibility.

A Ph.D. is required, or the Ph.D. requirements must be fulfilled by July 1 of the year employment commences, and the successful applicants will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and build successful research programs. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and at least three references through school’s faculty application website:

Applications for this position will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning December 15, 2018, through January 15, 2019. The positions are expected to be available July 1, 2019, and successful candidates can choose any of the nine departments in the school of engineering as their home department. Additional information can be found on our website:

Set in the heart of Houston, Texas, Rice University is a private, comprehensive research university that fosters diversity and produces leaders who advance tomorrow’s thinking. We have a strong reputation for excellence in both academics and research. Forbes has called Rice a “Powerhouse in both STEM and the liberal arts.”* Rice attracts a talented, diverse pool of students from around the world and provides a stimulating environment for research, teaching, and joint projects with government and industry. Our students and faculty have access to superb computational research facilities, both on-campus and in our networked off-campus data center.

Rice University is part of the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the world’s largest medical complex. Rice University’s $50 million initiative in neuroengineering will enhance current research activities in this area and strengthen connections with other TMC member institutions. Collaborative interactions between Rice and TMC institutions are actively supported through the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Ken Kennedy Institute, and the Gulf Coast Consortia, which sponsor meetings, conferences, and interdisciplinary research projects.

Houston is a city of endless possibilities: our history has been marked with achievements like the first word heard from the moon and the first artificial heart transplant. Nationally recognized parks, professional sports, world-class dining, and other attractions make Houston a great place to call home. Living in Houston means affordable housing options, excellent school districts and employment opportunities in numerous industries throughout the region. At over 6 million people, Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and over 90 different languages are spoken in the city making it a melting pot of different cultures. Learn more about the “Energy Capital of the World” and about “One of America’s Greenest Cities”.

The George R. Brown School of Engineering ranks among the top 20 of undergraduate engineering programs and is strongly committed to nurturing the aspirations of faculty, staff and students in an inclusive environment.

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

We seek greater representation of women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans in disciplines in which they have historically been underrepresented; to attract international students from a wider range of countries and backgrounds; to accelerate progress in building a faculty and staff who are diverse in background and thought; and we support an inclusive environment that fosters interaction and understanding within our diverse community.