Rice University, Office of Faculty Development

Position ID:RiceU-Office of Faculty Development-ASSIS16 [#23394]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering - Quantum Materials
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Houston, Texas 77005, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Materials Science and Engineering / Quantum Materials
Appl Deadline:2022/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/10/21)
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Position Description

Rice University’s School of Engineering invites applicants from diverse backgrounds for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the area of quantum materials, broadly defined. This appointment will be in the department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering (MSNE). We seek outstanding candidates with research interests in experimental and/or theoretical materials science relevant to quantum technology. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: synthesis, characterization, and theory of quantum materials; materials and devices for quantum communication, quantum computation, quantum sensing, and quantum simulation. The selected applicant will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in MSNE and build a successful research program. More experienced senior candidates conducting transformative research projects and with experience in building institutional equity across fields may also be considered. The position is part of the Rice Quantum Initiative that is significantly expanding our already strong program (quantum.rice.edu). With multiple faculty involved in quantum materials, quantum devices, quantum chemistry, and quantum algorithms, Rice considers these areas as focal points of quantum research in the coming decade.

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.

Rice is located in the most ethnically diverse city in the US and aims to create a nurturing environment that celebrates our many cultures. Rice seeks greater representation of women, scholars of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who have historically been underrepresented in science and engineering; to attract international students from a wider range of countries and backgrounds; to accelerate progress in building faculty and staff who are diverse in background and thought; and to support an inclusive environment that fosters interaction and understanding within our diverse community. 


A Ph.D. in a materials science, quantum sciences, or nanotechnology related field is required. The degree requirements must be fulfilled by July 1st of the year employment commences.

Application Instructions

Deadline for submission of applications is December 31, 2022 and the received applications for this position will be reviewed starting at the beginning of January, 2023. The position is expected to be available July 1, 2023. Additional information can be found on our websites: https://quantum.rice.edu/; https://msne.rice.edu/.

To apply, please submit the following materials: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement (up to 5 pages), (4) statement of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages), and (5) statement of past and planned contributions to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion (up to 2 pages) to the job posting. In addition, candidates will be asked to provide the names and contact information for 3-5 references, who will automatically be emailed for letters of recommendation at the time of application.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

Rice University Standard of Civility Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.

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Postal Mail:
Rice University
Office of Faculty Development MS 105
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892