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Assistant Professor Position in Materials Science and NanoEngineering

Rice University
Houston, Texas
Competitive compensation
Closing date
Dec 8, 2022

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Graduate School or University
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level

Assistant Professor Position in Materials Science and NanoEngineering

Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA

Rice University’s School of Engineering invites applicants for an open tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the emerging and broad area of Neuroengineering. The appointment will be in the department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering (MSNE) at Rice. Research areas of interest include materials technologies for interfacing with and manipulating the nervous system to improve our understanding and treatment of the function of the brain and neurological disorders. Rice University recently launched a substantial investment to support growing research and education programs in neuroengineering, biosensing, and nano-bioelectronics with great national and international visibility. Specifically, we are interested in looking at applicants who have expertise in soft matter, polymers and bioelectronics, with background and interests in neuroscience and neuroengineering. More experienced associate-level candidates conducting transformative research projects and with experience in building institutional equity across fields may also be considered. 


A Ph.D. in a materials or nanotechnology related field is required, or the Ph.D. requirements must be fulfilled by July 1 of the year employment commences, and the successful applicant will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in MSNE and build a successful research program.

Application Materials and Deadline

Deadline for submission of applications is January 15, 2023 and the received applications for this position will be reviewed starting in mid-January. The position is expected to be available July 1, 2023. Additional information can be found on our websites:;

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.

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.

Houston is one of the  most  ethnically  diverse  cities  in  the  US,  and Rice  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; further, Rice seeks 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 the Rice community.

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. This includes a long-term emphasis on hiring women and people of URM backgrounds.

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.

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