Rice University, Office of Faculty Development

Position ID:RiceU-Office of Faculty Development-OPEN4 [#26195]
Position Title: Open Rank Faculty Positions in Resilient & Adaptive Communities
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Houston, Texas 77005, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Interdisciplinary Areas
Appl Deadline:2024/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/10/12, finished 2024/02/20)
Position Description:    

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The George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University, located in Houston, TX, seeks applications for assistant, associate and full professors in the general area of Resilient and Adaptive Communities, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. Given technology innovations, hazard and climate stressors, and population growth and demographic shifts, both rural and urban communities are facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities. We seek to expand our engineering expertise (fundamental knowledge, methods and analytics, technology and design) to envision and enable resilient and adaptive future communities.

We are seeking candidates whose research fits within at least one of the following areas:

  • Hazard resilience and climate adaptation: This includes research areas such as engineering with nature, wind and multi-hazard engineering, mitigating and adapting to climate stressors, uncertainty quantification and decision-making under deep uncertainty.
  • Innovative structures and systems: This covers work in energy and water-efficient buildings and integrated building systems, interdependent infrastructure, and multi-scale modeling of sustainable structures and systems.
  • Automation and smart communities: This includes research areas such as self-sensing and reconfigurable systems, autonomous vehicles and future transport and energy systems, algorithms for equitable intervention, management and planning.

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 the School of 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 to support 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 4,500 undergraduate and 4,000 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.

Departments within the George R. Brown School of Engineering

Bioengineering - https://bioengineering.rice.edu/

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - https://chbe.rice.edu/

Civil and Environmental Engineering - https://cee.rice.edu/

Computational Applied Mathematics and Operations Research - https://cmor.rice.edu/

Computer Science - https://cs.rice.edu/

Electrical and Computer Engineering - https://www.ece.rice.edu/

Materials Science & NanoEngineering - https://msne.rice.edu/

Mechanical Engineering - https://mech.rice.edu/

Statistics - https://statistics.rice.edu/ 


All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Research, or a related field conferred by the year employment commences and professional experience consistent with the position rank. All applicants should demonstrate excellence in scholarship, teaching, and collegial service. 

Application Instructions

Review of applications will commence November 15th, and candidates are encouraged to apply early in order to be given full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until January 31st.

To apply, please submit the following materials: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement (up to 3 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 references, who can provide letters of reference upon request.

When applying, you will be prompted to select your department of interest and rank of interest. Please be sure to answer these questions appropriately.

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