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Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Position Title Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Department Electrical and Computer Engineering

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to perform research with a focus on integrated electronic and microelectromechanical systems (analog, mixed-signal, radio-frequency, and mm-wave) with applications in sensing, imaging, medicine, healthcare, data science, and other emerging areas and teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Extraordinary candidates from other areas of Computer Engineering are also welcome.

The department has a vibrant research program in Computer Engineering, along with programs in data science, nanoengineering, neuroengineering, and wireless & mobile systems with great national and international visibility. Our faculty rank among the top 10 most productive in the USA in both Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering,* and our faculty are known for their strong collaborative relationships within the department, across disciplines at Rice and internationally.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and information for three references.

The deadline for applications is January 10, 2018. The position is expected to be available July 1, 2018. Additional information can be found on our website:

Set in the heart of Houston, Texas, Rice University is a private, comprehensive research university that fosters diversity and produces leaders that advance tomorrow’s thinking. We have a strong reputation for excellence in academics and research. Forbes has called us a “Powerhouse in both STEM and the liberal arts.”^ Rice attracts a talented, diverse pool of students from around the world and provides a stimulating environment for research, teaching, and joint projects with industry. Our students and faculty have access to superb computational research facilities, both on-campus and in our networked off-campus data center. Rice’s strengths in information technology complement partnerships with the Johnson Space Center (NASA), the energy industry, and the Texas Medical Center, which is the world’s largest medical complex, adjacent to the Rice campus.

Houston is a city of endless possibilities: our history has been marked with achievements like the first word heard from the moon and the first artificial heart transplant. Nationally recognized parks, professional sports, world-class dining, and other attractions make Houston a great place to call home. Living in Houston means affordable housing options, excellent school districts and employment opportunities in numerous industries throughout the region. At over 6 million people, Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States, and is growing at an incredibly fast rate – we are poised to pass Chicago as the third largest city within the next decade. Over 90 different languages are spoken in the city making it a melting pot of different cultures. Our location is unbeatable – a campus frequently named as one of the nation’s most beautiful, with an average year-round temperature of 70 degrees. Learn more about the “Energy Capital of the World” at

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

*Based on Academic Analytics Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index (FSPI) as of Nov. 2015 and AAD2014


Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
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A PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering or a related field is required, or the PhD requirements must be fulfilled by July 1 of the year employment commences.

Education Preferred
Other Required Qualifications
Other Qualifications Preferred
Physical Demands

Requisition Details

Requisition Details

Requisition Number F18026
Open Date 11/28/2017
Close Date 01/10/2018
Open Until Filled No
Best Consideration Date
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 Statement
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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