Rice University, Office of Faculty Development

Position ID:RiceU-Office of Faculty Development-OPEN [#20000]
Position Title: Open Rank Position in Computer Science
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Houston, Texas 77005, United States [map]
Subject Area: Computer Science
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2021/10/11)
Position Description:    

The Department of Computer Science at Rice University invites applications for tenured and tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks. The Department seeks strong applicants in two areas.

  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning: We seek excellent candidates in all areas of AI/ML, but we are particularly interested in candidates who work at the intersection of AI/ML and other sub-areas of computer science that have traditionally been strengths for the Department of Computer Science, such as computer systems, programming languages, high-performance computing, formal methods, and computer security.
  • Quantum Computing: The search focuses, but is not limited to, the fundamentals of quantum algorithms and complexity, quantum information theory, quantum cryptography, quantum systems and applications, and models of testing quantum devices. Rice University has recently established the Rice Quantum Initiative (RQI) to expand Rice’s investment in quantum information science and technology, building on recognized strengths in quantum research. RQI has  brought together efforts that are spread across many departments to coordinate our programs, raise visibility, and compete in this interdisciplinary field and links scientists and engineers working in atomic physics, condensed matter physics, optics/photonics, materials science, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science from eight different departments. Candidates are expected to be active members of the RQI, and contribute to teaching related to quantum matters at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

These positions require conducting high-quality research in artificial intelligence and/or quantum computing, as well as teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Computer Science. Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

The positions will start in July 2022. More information can be found on our web site, http://www.cs.rice.edu, or by contacting the Computer Science Department Executive Administrator, Ms. Karen Lavelle, at klavelle@rice.edu.

About the Department and School of Engineering

The Department of Computer Science has consistently ranked among the top 20 graduate programs in the country (US News & World Report) and is strongly committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. The department hired several outstanding young faculty members in the last few years and is authorized to hire at least 10 tenured and tenure-track faculty members in the next three years. The Department is part of the George R. Brown School of Engineering, which ranks among the top 20 undergraduate engineering programs (US News & World Report) and is strongly committed to nurturing the aspirations of faculty, staff, and students in an inclusive environment.

About Rice University

Rice University is a private university with a strong reputation for academic and research excellence. 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. The department and the university have access to superb computational research facilities, both on-campus and in our networked off-campus data center. The university is located across the street from the Texas Medical Center, one of the premiere centers for medical research in the United States. Houston's energy, medical, aerospace, and technology communities together make the city a hub for computational innovations across real-time, embedded and high-performance systems, with an increasing demand for data analytics across this spectrum. Houston is in the midst of technological transformation with the development of a high-tech district, the ION (https://ionhouston.com), which will provide opportunities for collaborations with some of the world's top energy companies that are already transformed by data science. As the fourth-largest city in the USA, Houston is a cosmopolitan destination with a vibrant economy and world-class performing arts, museums, sports, and dining venues that are all located in close proximity to Rice.

We are committed to increasing representation of women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans in disciplines in which they have historically been underrepresented; 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. Candidates with particular interest and/or demonstrated accomplishments in building diverse and inclusive teaching and research environments should indicate as much in their research and teaching statements. 

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in computer science or a related discipline or must complete the Ph.D. by November 1 of the year employment commences.

Application Instructions

Please submit a CV, a research statement, a statement of teaching interests, and the names and addresses of at least three references. The application deadline for these positions is December 31, 2021. However, late applications may still be considered at the discretion of the faculty search committee.


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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