Rice University, Office of Faculty Development

Position ID:RiceU-Office of Faculty Development-ASSIS4 [#26000]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Quantum Engineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Houston, Texas 77005, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Electrical and Computer Engineering / Quantum Engineering
Appl Deadline:2024/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/09/29, finished 2024/02/20)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor of Quantum Engineering

Tenure-Track Faculty Opening in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Rice University




The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in quantum engineering, broadly defined. Under exceptional circumstances, more experienced senior candidates may be considered. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: quantum computation, quantum photonics, quantum sensing, quantum simulation, and quantum networks. The position is expected to be available July 1, 2024.

The 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.* With multiple faculty involved in quantum computation, quantum materials, quantum devices, quantum photonics, and condensed matter physics, Rice considers these areas as focal points of quantum research in the coming decade and has created a new campus-wide initiative, the Rice Quantum Initiative, to further expand collaborative efforts in these areas.

The successful applicant will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and build a successful research program. The successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.


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, the 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.

About George R. Brown School of Engineering 

The George R. Brown School of Engineering 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.

We seek greater representation of women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans in disciplines in which they have historically been underrepresented in Electrical and Computer Engineering; 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 we support an inclusive environment that fosters interaction and understanding within our diverse community.


A Ph.D. is required, postdoctoral experience is preferred, and the Ph.D. requirements must be fulfilled by November 1 of the year employment commences.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research, (4) a statement of teaching interests, and (5) statement of service, including past and planned contributions to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additionally, the applicants will be required to submit contact information for at least three references, who will be contacted for their letter of recommendation at the time of application submission.

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2024; review of applications will commence November 15, 2023. Additional information can be found on our website: http://www.ece.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.

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