Open Rank Faculty Positions-Experimental Physical Chemistry

Rice University-Department of Chemistry
Houston, Texas
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 27, 2023

The Department of Chemistry at Rice University in Houston, TX seeks applicants for multiple tenure-track appointments at open-rank with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. We seek faculty members who will develop a dynamic and innovative research program and who will excel in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, while embracing Rice University’s and the Department of Chemistry’s diverse community and culture of excellence.

We welcome applicants with expertise in any area of Experimental Physical Chemistry, including experimental efforts employing novel spectroscopic methods to study biological and/or material properties of complex systems. Candidates must complete their application through Interfolio, the hiring system for Rice University. A PhD in chemistry or related field is required by July 1, 2024.

In addition to the application, the following items must be uploaded:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Publications List
  4. Research Plan
  5. Statement of Teaching Interests

The Research Plan and Statement of Teaching Interests can briefly address plans for building a diverse and inclusive research group and fostering equitable and inclusive classrooms.

Candidates must initiate requests for at least 3 letters of recommendation during the application process through Interfolio.

Application link:

Candidates are encouraged to apply before September 30, 2023, to receive full consideration. Questions can be directed to Prof. Peter Rossky (

Rice University is a tier-one research institution located in Houston Texas, the 4th largest and most diverse city in the United States. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply, including those belonging to groups that have been historically underrepresented in academia. The Chemistry Department strives to maintain an equitable and inclusive academic environment for all our members. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a 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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