Rice University, Office of Faculty Development

Position ID:RiceU-Office of Faculty Development-OPEN2 [#25822]
Position Title: Open Rank Faculty Positions in Computer Science
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Houston, Texas 77005, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Computer Science
Appl Deadline:2023/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/09/20, finished 2024/02/20, listed until 2024/03/20)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Computer Science at Rice University invites applications in all areas of computing for tenured and tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024.

While we invite applications in all areas of computing, we have two particular focus areas for this search:

  • Applied algorithms: Specific sub-areas include (but are not limited to) randomized algorithms, approximation algorithms, sublinear algorithms, graph algorithms and distributed algorithms. We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate collaborations with other areas of computer science such as computer networks and systems, computational biology, AI/ML, data science, privacy and security and robotics as well as cross-disciplinary collaborations with mathematics, statistics, computational medicine, science and beyond.
  • Computer systems: The Department seeks applicants whose research focuses on the principles and practice of computing hardware/software systems and their interface to the abstractions afforded by layers of software. Example research topics include: computer networking, cyber-security, computer architecture, and databases.

Additionally, the School of Engineering is conducting school-wide searches in the areas of Future Computing, Resilient and Adaptive Communities, and Energy and Sustainability. Applicants whose research interests match these school-wide searches are encouraged to seek more information here. Please be sure to select Computer Science as your home department during the application process.

The selected candidate will be expected  to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses within their expertise; perform high-quality research in their specialized area and present findings from their research in peer-reviewed publications and conferences; establish a strong research program supported by extramural funding; be involved in service to the university and broader scientific community; and collaborate with faculty in diverse disciplines.  The successful candidate will be required to have a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.  

We seek greater representation of women, scholars of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who have historically been underrepresented in Computer Science; 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 the Department and School of Engineering 

The Department of Computer Science has consistently ranked among the top graduate programs in the country (US News & World Report) and is strongly committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. The department has hired multiple outstanding new 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 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.

More information can be found on our website, http://www.cs.rice.edu, or by contacting the Computer Science Department Faculty Search Coordinator, Ms. Annepha Hurlock-Blake, at annepha@rice.edu


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in computer science or a related discipline or must complete the Ph.D. by November 1st of the year employment commences. All applicants should demonstrate excellence in scholarship, teaching, and collegial service. 

Application Instructions

The early application deadline for these positions is November 16, 2023 (after which the search committee will begin considering applications and interviewing applicants). The final application deadline for these positions is December 31, 2023.

To apply, please submit the following materials to the job posting: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) research statement, (3) statement of teaching interests, and (4) statement of past and planned contributions to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

In addition, candidates will be asked to provide the names and contact information for 3-5 references, who will be 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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Postal Mail:
Rice University
Office of Faculty Development MS 105
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892