The Department of Bioengineering at Rice University, located in Houston, TX, seeks applications for 2 tenure-track faculty positions with a start date of July 2019. Rice offers an outstanding environment for research at the interface of bioengineering, medicine, and biology with strong collaborations with the adjacent Texas Medical Center. The department invites assistant professor candidates in all areas of bioengineering research with special emphasis in global health technologies, biomaterials/tissue engineering, and instrumentation/imaging. Outstanding candidates at higher rank will be considered in the area of computational/ theoretical bioengineering. Candidates in the areas of synthetic biology or neuroengineering are encouraged to apply to our university-wide searches in those specific areas at the second and third links listed below.
Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates will be expected to establish a strong bioengineering research program supported by extramural funding.
Consistent with the National Research Council’s report, Convergence: Facilitating Transdisciplinary Integration of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Beyond, we are seeking candidates who have demonstrated ability to lead and work in research groups that “… [integrate] the knowledge, tools, and ways of thinking…” from engineering, mathematics, and computational, natural, social and behavioral sciences to solve societal problems using a convergent approach. We particularly encourage applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups who bring diverse cultural experiences and who are especially qualified to mentor members of our diverse student population.
Link for synthetic biology search: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/16363
Link for neuroengineering search: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/16626
Rice University 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.
Requirements: All candidates must have a PhD degree in bioengineering or a related field, conferred by July 1, 2018.
Application Materials and Deadline: To apply, please submit the following materials by November 15, 2018: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, and (4) statement of teaching philosophy to the job posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/16454. In addition, candidates will be asked to provide the names and contact information for three references, who will automatically be emailed for letters of recommendation at the time of application.
Additional Salary Information: please apply to job link:
About Rice University, Department of Bioengineering
Rice University is a private, comprehensive research university located in the heart of Houston’s dynamic Museum District and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of approximately 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Rice consistently ranks among the top 20 national universities and the top 10 in undergraduate teaching (US News & World Report); its endowment ranks among the top 20 of US universities.
The George R. Brown School of Engineering ranks among the top 20 of undergraduate engineering programs and is strongly committed to nurturing the aspirations of faculty, staff and students in an inclusive environment.