Assistant Professor of Computer Science

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Position Title Assistant Professor of Computer Science
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Department Computer Science
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Position Description

The Department of Computer Science at Rice University invites applications for multiple positions at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor. Strong applicants in all areas of computer science are encouraged to apply. Exceptional candidates at the Associate and Full Professor levels will also be considered. A commitment to excellence in both research and teaching is required for a tenure-track appointment, and teaching loads are low for tenure-track faculty to accommodate time for research. The positions will start in July 2018. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in computer science or a related discipline, or must complete the Ph.D. by July 1, 2018. As part of its new Data Science Initiative, Rice University is conducting an independent search for data science candidates (see for details). It is recommended that any applicant whose background overlaps with the CS search and the Data Science search apply to both searches.

Please submit a CV, a research statement, a statement of teaching interests, and the names and addresses of at least three references. The application deadline for these positions is December 31, 2017. However, late applications may still be considered at the discretion of the faculty search committee. Please specify clearly in your cover letter that you are applying for a tenure-track faculty position.

To start an application, click on the “Apply for this job” button at the top of this posting. More information can be found on our web site,, or by contacting the Computer Science Department Administrator, Karen Lavelle, at

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. 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.

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Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
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Education Preferred
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Other Qualifications Preferred
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Requisition Details

Requisition Details

Requisition Number F18016
Open Date 09/20/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/31/2017
Desired Start Date 07/01/2018
Position Status Full-Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
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Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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