Assistant or Associate Professor

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Position Information

Position Title Assistant or Associate Professor

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Department University-wide search

Position Details

Position Description

Through the recently announced $150 million investment in research excellence, Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, seeks a new assistant or associate professor, starting on July 1, 2018, in the broad area of molecular nanotechnology (MolNan). The successful candidate will drive a dynamic, innovative, and independent research program and will excel in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, while embracing Rice’s culture of excellence and diversity. The MolNan faculty hire is expected to make original and impactful contributions in nanotechnology and in chemical engineering as an enabling discipline. The search will consider applicants from all engineering and science disciplines, with emphasis on those with research programs in sustainable energy (carbon-based, electron-based, water-based), catalysis, and polymers/soft-matter. The ideal candidate will pursue research with strong intellectual overlap with chemistry, physics, materials science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and other related disciplines.

Candidates should submit the following: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research plan (not to exceed six pages including figures); (4) teaching plan; and the names, professional affiliations, and email addresses of three references. Please note that references for assistant-level applicants will be contacted, though not immediately upon application submission.

Applications will be evaluated beginning on December 1, 2017. Those submitted by January 15, 2018 will receive full consideration. Later applications may still be considered at the discretion of the faculty search committee. Recommendation of candidates or questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to the committee at

Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual
Orientation/Gender Identity

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
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A PhD or PhD requirements fulfilled by July 1 of the year employment commences is required.

Education Preferred
Other Required Qualifications
Other Qualifications Preferred
Physical Demands

Requisition Details

Requisition Details

Requisition Number F18022
Open Date 11/08/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 01/15/2018
Desired Start Date 07/01/2018
Position Status Full-Time: 9 months
Benefits Eligible Yes
Special Instructions

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Plan (not to exceed six pages including figures)
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Indicate the research area with which you primarily identify:
    • sustainable energy
    • catalysis
    • polymers/soft-matter