Rice University, Office of Faculty Development

Position ID:RiceU-Office of Faculty Development-ASSIS9 [#22939]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Houston, Texas 77005, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Biomolecular Engineering
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2022/09/23)
Position Description:    

Position Description

The Department of Bioengineering at Rice University, located in Houston, TX, seeks applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a start date of July 2023. The Department of Bioengineering, a top-10 ranked department by US News & World Report, is located in the BioScience Research Collaborative building, adjacent to the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world.

We encourage candidates in the following areas to apply: biomaterials and regenerative medicine, genome engineering and molecular engineering, biomedical imaging, cancer research, and global health. However, candidates from all areas of bioengineering will be considered. Outstanding candidates at higher ranks (Associate Professor or Full Professor) may also be considered. 

Faculty members are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, perform research in their specialized area, and contribute to university service. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in scholarship, teaching, and collegial service. The successful candidate will be required to have a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. The selected candidate will be expected to establish a strong research program supported by extramural funding. Rice offers an outstanding environment for research at the interface of bioengineering, biology and medicine, with strong collaborations with the adjacent Texas Medical Center.

We seek greater representation of women, scholars of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who have historically been underrepresented in Bioengineering; 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.

About Rice University

Rice University is a private, comprehensive research university located in the heart of Houston’s dynamic Museum District and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center.  It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students.  Rice consistently ranks among the top 20 national universities and the top 10 in undergraduate teaching (US News & World Report); its endowment ranks among the top 20 of US universities.

Qualifications

All candidates must have a PhD degree in bioengineering or a related field conferred by November 1st the year employment commences and professional experience consistent with the position rank.

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 (please see below).  In addition, candidates will be asked to provide the names and contact information for 3-5 references, who will solicited for letters of recommendation at the time of application.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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