Rice University, Office of Faculty Development

Position ID:RiceU-Office of Faculty Development-ASSIS9 [#19888]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Houston, Texas 77005, United States [map]
Subject Area: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2021/10/01)
Position Description:    

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University invites applications for tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the area of quantum engineering, broadly defined. We seek outstanding candidates with research interests in theoretical and/or experimental quantum science and technology. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: quantum communication, quantum computation, quantum sensing, and quantum simulation. More experienced senior candidates in the midst of transformative research projects and with particular experience in building institutional equity across their fields may also be considered. The position is part of the new Rice Quantum Initiative that will significantly expand our already strong quantum program (quantum.rice.edu). With multiple faculty involved in quantum materials, quantum devices, quantum chemistry, and quantum algorithms, Rice considers these areas as focal points of quantum research in the coming decade.

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

About Rice University

Rice University is a private university with a strong reputation for academic excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education and research. Located in the economically dynamic, internationally diverse city of Houston, Texas, 4th largest city in the U.S., Rice attracts outstanding undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the world. Rice provides a stimulating environment for research, teaching, and joint projects with industry. 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.

The George R. Brown School of Engineering ranks among the top 20 of undergraduate engineering programs (US News & World Report) and is strongly committed to nurturing the aspirations of faculty, staff, and students in an inclusive environment. The Rice ECE department has a vibrant research program in novel, leading-edge research areas, has a strong interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research culture with great national and international visibility, and is ranked #1 nationally in faculty productivity.*

*http://news.rice.edu/2007/11/30/rices-electrical-engineering-and-computer-science-programs-rank-no-1/ Qualifications

A Ph.D. degree is required for the application, which must be fulfilled by November 1 of the year employment commences. The successful applicant will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and build a successful research program. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following materials: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, (4) statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) DEI statement describing their past and planned diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. In addition, candidates will be asked to provide the names and contact information for at least three references, who will automatically be emailed for letters of recommendation at the time of application. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2022; review of applications will commence November 15, 2021. The position is expected to be available July 1, 2022. Additional information can be found on our website: http://www.ece.rice.edu. Questions about the positions may be sent to Search Committee Chair Professors Yuji Zhao (yuji.zhao@rice.edu) and Junichiro Kono (kono@rice.edu).

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

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