Assistant Professor of Theoretical Biological Physics (tenure-track)

Rice University, Houston, Texas
Competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience.
Aug 31, 2020
Oct 30, 2020
Field of specialization
Biological, Genomics, Theoretical
Job Type
Full time


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  (tenure-track) assistant professor level, starting as early as July 1, 2021, in all areas of theoretical biological physics. Outstanding candidates at higher rank may be considered. 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 (up to 5 pages), (4) statement of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages) and (5) diversity statement (up to 1 page). For full consideration, applications should be received by November 30, 2020.

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.

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