Rice University, Office of Faculty Development

Position ID:RiceU-Office of Faculty Development-ASSIS17 [#23395]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering - Neuroengineering Initiative
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Houston, Texas 77005, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Materials Science and Engineering / Neuroengineering
Appl Deadline:2023/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/21, finished 2023/04/06)
Position Description:    

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Position Description

Rice University’s School of Engineering invites applicants for an open tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the emerging and broad area of Neuroengineering. The appointment will be in the department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering (MSNE) at Rice. Research areas of interest include materials technologies for interfacing with and manipulating the nervous system to improve our understanding and treatment of the function of the brain and neurological disorders. Rice University recently launched a substantial investment to support growing research and education programs in neuroengineering, biosensing, and nano-bioelectronics with great national and international visibility. Specifically, we are interested in looking at applicants who have expertise in soft matter, polymers and bioelectronics, with background and interests in neuroscience and neuroengineering. The selected applicant will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in MSNE and build a successful research program. More experienced associate-level candidates conducting transformative research projects and with experience in building institutional equity across fields may also be considered.

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.

Houston is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the US, and Rice aims to create a nurturing environment that celebrates our many cultures. Rice seeks greater representation of women, scholars of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who have historically been underrepresented in science and engineering; further, Rice seeks to attract international students from a wider range of countries and backgrounds; to accelerate progress in building faculty and staff who are diverse in background and thought; and to support an inclusive environment that fosters interaction and understanding within the Rice community.

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. This includes a long-term emphasis on hiring women and people of URM backgrounds. 


A Ph.D. in a materials or nanotechnology related field is required, and the Ph.D. requirements must be fulfilled by July 1st of the year employment commences.

Application Instructions

Deadline for submission of applications is January 15, 2023 and the received applications for this position will be reviewed starting in mid-January. The position is expected to be available July 1, 2023. Additional information can be found on our websites: http://neuroengineering.rice.edu/; https://msne.rice.edu/.

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

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