Open-Rank Faculty Opening in Bioengineering

Houston, Texas (US)
Salary to commensurate with qualifications and experience.
September 03 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Open-Rank Faculty Opening in Bioengineering

Position Description

The Department of Bioengineering at Rice University, located in Houston, TX, seeks applications for faculty positions with a start date of July 2021.

We seek outstanding candidates specializing in in all areas of bioengineering research. However, our priority areas for this search are computational/theoretical modelling, immuno-engineering, infectious diseases and cancer research.

Faculty members are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, perform research in their specialized area, and contribute to university service. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in scholarship, teaching, and collegial service. Successful candidates will be required to have a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates will be expected to establish a strong research program supported by extramural funding. Rice offers an outstanding environment for research at the interface of bioengineering, biology and medicine, with strong collaborations with the adjacent Texas Medical Center.

We seek greater representation of women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans in disciplines in which they have historically been underrepresented; to attract international students from a wider range of countries and backgrounds; to accelerate progress in building a faculty and staff who are diverse in background and thought; and an inclusive environment that fosters interaction and understanding within our diverse community.


All candidates must have a PhD degree in bioengineering or a related field and professional experience consistent with the position rank.

Application Materials and Deadline

The committee will begin reviewing the application on November 1, 2020 and the candidates are encouraged to make sure their application is complete by that date to ensure full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following materials: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement (up to 5 pages), and (4) statement of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages) to the job posting (please see below).  In addition, candidates will be asked to provide the names and contact information for at least three references, who will automatically be emailed for letters of recommendation at the time of application.  For more details about the search and detailed application instructions go to

About Rice University 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 4,000 undergraduate and 3,000 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.

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.