Rice University, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Position ID:RiceU-Electrical and Computer Engineering-ASSISTANTPROFESSOR [#23615]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Houston, Texas 77005, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Digital Technology / Digital Health
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/11/04, finished 2023/07/22, listed until 2023/01/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Rice University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Positions in Digital Health Initiative


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of digital health, broadly defined. We seek outstanding candidates with research interests in engineering innovations that could transform future healthcare systems. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: bio-imaging/sensing, medical imaging, multi-omics, personalized health, bio-electronics, wearables and point-of-care devices, machine learning for health, AR/VR/visualization for health, and robotics for health. Candidates whose work directly address issues of equity and access in healthcare are especially encouraged to apply. These areas should not be considered limiting and any candidate who believes their work has direct impact on digital health or at the intersection of health and engineering is encouraged to apply. 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 successful applicant will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and build a successful research program.

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 talented and ambitious students from a wide 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 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.

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/

Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest medical center in the world, is right across the road from Rice University and several medical institutions within the TMC including Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist, University of Texas-Health, and MD-Anderson Cancer Research Center have top-5 research programs in medical research. Successful candidates will be able to leverage existing institutional collaborations and other emerging collaborative relationships with TMC institutions, to create translational pathways for their research outcomes.

Qualifications A Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering or related fields is required for the application, which must be fulfilled by November 1 of the year employment commences. 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 Ashok Veeraraghavan (vashok@rice.edu) and Department Chair Ashutosh Sabharwal (ashu@rice.edu).

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
6100 Main Street
MS 366
Houston, Texas 77005