As part of the Vision for the Second Century (V2C2), which is focused on investments in research excellence, Rice University seeks faculty members, preferably at the assistant professor level, starting as early as July 1, 2020, in all areas of theoretical biological physics. Successful candidates will lead dynamic, innovative, and independent research programs supported by external funding, and will excel in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, while embracing Rice’s culture of excellence and diversity.
This search will consider applicants from all science and engineering disciplines. Ideal candidates will pursue research with strong intellectual overlap with physics, chemistry, biosciences, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, or other related disciplines. Applicants pursuing all styles of theory and computation integrating the physical and life sciences are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit the following materials: (1) cover letter, including the names and contact information for three references, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, and (4) statement of teaching philosophy. Application review will commence no later than October 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree and outstanding potential in research and teaching. We particularly encourage applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups who bring diverse cultural experiences and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise members of our diverse student population.
Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, 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.
Required: Ph.D. or other doctoral degree
About Rice University
Located in the heart of Houston, Texas, Rice is a first-tier private research university with a unique and highly selective undergraduate college. Conceived as a free educational institute by William Marsh Rice in 1891 to be built after his death and first open to students in 1912, Rice has excelled in providing a rigorous teaching environment, while fostering research and scholarship across the range of human knowledge and endeavor. The university is known for its high standards, small size, and affordability.
The university’s eight schools—Architecture, the George R. Brown School of Engineering, Humanities, the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, the Shepherd School of Music, the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences,and the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies—attract a diverse group of highly talented students from around the country and internationally. As of Fall 2018, Rice University's student population included 3,962 undergraduate and 3,027 graduate degree-seeking students. Selectivity: Admission rate for Fall 2018 was approximately 11%.
Faculty: 554 full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty and over 200 part-time instructional fa...culty, 99 percent of the full-time instructional faculty have a doctorate or terminal degree in their field. A focus on teaching: An undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio of just under 6 to 1 a median undergraduate class size of 14.
Research excellence: Approximately $125 million in annual externally funded research expenditures during the 2017-18 academic year. Rice encourages engagement of undergraduate and graduate students in the creation of new knowledge and technology 62 percent of our undergraduates participate in research during their time at Rice
Residential college system: 11 close-knit and diverse communities. Approximately 72 percent of our undergraduate students, including 99 percent of our freshmen, live on campus
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