Rice University, Office of Faculty Development

Position ID:RiceU-Office of Faculty Development-ASSIS6 [#19522]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Houston, Texas 77005, United States [map]
Subject Area: Bioengineering
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2021/09/10)
Position Description:    

The Department of Bioengineering at Rice University, located in Houston, TX, seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of computational/theoretical bioengineering. The department invites Assistant Professor candidates with expertise in computational and/or theoretical modelling of biological systems. Particular areas of interest are computational modeling of biological systems, systems biology, cancer research and biomolecular/protein engineering. Candidates seeking to complement their computational program with the experimental approaches are also encouraged to apply. Outstanding candidates at higher rank will be considered.

Rice offers an outstanding environment for research at the interface of bioengineering, medicine, and biology with strong collaborations with the adjacent Texas Medical Center. Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates will be expected to establish a strong research program supported by extramural funding.

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Consistent with the National Research Council’s report, Convergence: Facilitating Transdisciplinary Integration of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Beyond, we are seeking candidates who have demonstrated ability to lead and work in research groups that “… [integrate] the knowledge, tools, and ways of thinking…” from engineering, mathematics, and computational, natural, social and behavioral sciences to solve societal problems using a convergent approach.

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 an inclusive environment that fosters interaction and understanding within our diverse community.

The faculty line for this position is pending University approval.

Qualifications All candidates must have a PhD degree in bioengineering or a related field, conferred by July 1, 2021 and at least one year of postdoctoral experience.

Application Instructions Review of applications will commence November 1st, and candidates are encouraged to apply early in order to be given full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following materials: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement (up to 5 pages), (4) statement of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages), and (5) statement of past and planned contributions to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion (up to 2 pages) to the job posting. In addition, candidates will be asked to provide the names and contact information for 3-5 references, who will automatically be emailed for letters of recommendation at the time of application.

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.

Rice University Standard of Civility Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.


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Rice University
Office of Faculty Development MS 105
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892

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