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, 2019, 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 (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, (4) statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references. Application review will commence no later than November 30, 2018 and continue until the positions are 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.
Additional Salary Information: Includes all Rice University employee benefits.
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 2017, Rice University's student population included 3,970 undergraduate and 2,934 graduate degree-seeking students. Selectivity: 17 applicants for each place in the freshman class
Faculty: 680 full-time and 190 part-time ins...tructional faculty
99 percent of our 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 $130 million in annual externally funded research expenditures during the 2016 - 17 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
72 percent of our undergraduate students, including 99 percent of our freshmen, live on campus