Rice University, Office of Faculty Development

Position ID:RiceU-Office of Faculty Development-ASSIS6 [#26198]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Neuroengineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Houston, Texas 77005, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Neuroengineering
Appl Deadline:2024/02/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/10/12, finished 2024/02/20)
Position Description:    

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The School of Engineering at Rice University, located in Houston, TX, seeks applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. The successful candidate will join as a McNair Scholar and a core member of the Rice Neuroengineering Initiative (NEI). They will join an expanding team of world-class researchers focused on its mission to improve lives by restoring and extending the capabilities of the human brain. Since its formation in 2018, the Rice NEI is on pace to double its membership from seven core tenure-track faculty members to an anticipated fifteen by July of 2024. Located adjacent to the Texas Medical Center, one of the largest medical centers in the world, the NEI membership comprises faculty from Rice University, the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist, and the University of Texas McGovern Medical School.

With support from the McNair Foundation, the Rice NEI is leading the recruitment and selection of one McNair Scholar position in Neuroengineering. The successful candidate will possess expertise in computational and/or experimental neuroengineering, with potential impact areas including, but not limited to: neuromodulation, neuroprosthesis, regenerative medicine/ aging, diagnosis of neurological conditions and disorders, as well as fundamental and clinical neurosciences. The selected candidate will have the option to join any of the 9 academic departments in the School of Engineering. Outstanding candidates at higher ranks may also be considered.

The selected candidate will be expected to 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. Instruction of undergraduate and graduate courses within areas of expertise will also be required. Rice University requires candidates to have a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.

Women, scholars of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who have historically been underrepresented in the School of Engineering are especially encouraged to apply.

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 4,000 undergraduate and 3,000 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.


All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. degree conferred by July 1, 2024, and all areas of engineering and science will be considered. All applicants should demonstrate excellence in scholarship, teaching, and collegial service. 

Application Instructions

Review of applications will commence January 15, 2024, and candidates are encouraged to apply early in order to be given full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until February 15, 2024.

To apply, please submit the following materials: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement (up to 5 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 3-5 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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Rice University
Office of Faculty Development MS 105
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892