Assistant or Associate Professor

Houston, Texas
Negotiated when offer is made
Nov 20, 2017
Dec 20, 2017
Molecular NanoTech 2017
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

Through the $150 million investment in research excellence announced last year, Rice University seeks a new faculty member at the assistant or associate professor rank, starting as early as July 1, 2018, in the broad area of molecular nanotechnology (MolNan). Successful candidates 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. MolNan faculty hires are 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.

Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university that aspires to path- breaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. Rice fulfills this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor. From its beginning in 1912, Rice has been dedicated to excellence in all regards.

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.

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 (5) the names, professional affiliations, and email addresses of three references. For full details and to apply visit

These positions will require a PhD, or PhD requirements fulfilled by November 1 of the year employment commences. Applications will be evaluated beginning immediately. Those submitted by December 31, 2017 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