Rice University, Office of Faculty Development

Position ID:RiceU-Office of Faculty Development-ASSIS5 [#26197]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Energy & Sustainability
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 to fill multiple tenure-track assistant professor positions with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. At the epicenter of the world’s energy industry, Rice University engineers are designing and implementing solutions to the world’s growing energy needs. Research at Rice is rooted in unconventional collaborations across disciplines, departments, and across the spectrum of science and humanities.

We encourage candidates in the area of Energy and Sustainability to apply. We are seeking candidates that are doing pioneering work relevant to the water-energy-climate nexus including renewable energy, energy storage, water treatment and re-use, energy-efficient separation processes, recovery of critical minerals and metals, biochemical conversion technologies to produce renewable chemicals and fuels, environmental impacts of energy, hydrocarbon exploration and conversion, seismic data processing, sustainable and resilient energy infrastructure, sustainable chemical manufacturing, power systems, systems-level modeling, and environmental fluid dynamics. Candidates may seek to investigate these areas experimentally, theoretically, and/or computationally, from molecular to systems-level. Outstanding candidates at higher ranks may also be considered.

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/

Qualifications

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering 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. Please be sure to check this box 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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Rice University
Office of Faculty Development MS 105
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892