Faculty Openings

The George R. Brown School of Engineering seeks outstanding faculty candidates to help carry out our mission of groundbreaking research and unmatched teaching excellence. Browse our current open positions by research area and department below, or view all faculty openings at Rice.

School-Wide Research Specific Positions

Assistant Professor of Energy & Sustainability

At the epicenter of the world’s oil and gas industry, Rice University engineers are designing and implementing solutions to the world’s growing energy needs. Research at Rice is rooted in unconventional collaborations across disciplines, departments and across the spectrum of science and humanities. Rice engineers are also doing pioneering work in advanced oil and gas exploration, energy storage, renewable energy, seismic data processing, and environmental fluid dynamics.

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Open Rank Faculty Positions in Resilient & Adaptive Communities

A growing portion of the world’s population is moving to cities. By 2050, according to the United Nations, 68 percent of the human race will live in urban areas, representing an additional 2.5 billion people. This migration will require larger, better infrastructure and management, with innovative solutions rooted in high-tech materials, sensor networks and better data to help architects, designers, and planners work smarter.

Rice engineers are at the forefront of solving these problems through disruptive technologies, including advanced robotics, automation, the Internet of Things, structural dynamic systems, earthquake engineering, smart structures and strain sensing using nano-materials.

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Open Rank Faculty Positions in Advanced Materials

Materials science at Rice University has a history of discovery and innovation, going back to the discovery of buckyballs in 1985. That discovery earned the Nobel Prize in chemistry for Richard Smalley, Bob Curl and Harold Kroto in 1996, and spawned research in carbon nanotubes across the schools of engineering and natural sciences.

At Rice Engineering, nano-technology is by its nature interdisciplinary, with collaborations among mechanical engineering, bioengineering, chemistry, chemical and biomolecular engineering, electrical and computer engineering, civil and environmental engineering, and physics and astronomy. The result is world-changing research in carbon nanomaterials composites, photonics and nanoplasmonics, and energy conversion and storage.

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Assistant Professor of Neuroengineering

Always expanding in new directions, the Initiative's interdisciplinary work incorporates the areas of engineering, neuroscience, signal processing, biosciences, and nanotechnology to explore neural function and interactions with the brain.

Learn more about the Rice Neuroengineering Initiative.

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Assistant Professor of Future Computing

Artificial intelligence and machine learning at Rice University draws on computer science, mathematics, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and other disciplines. Much of the work at Rice is focused on the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Group, headed by world-renowned robotics researcher Lydia Kavraki.

Research focuses on automata reasoning, deep learning, machine learning, optimization and large-scale machine learning, network analytics, and graph signal processing, and quantum computing and algorithms. Machine-learning algorithms developed at Rice aid in such tasks as data visualization and exploration, dimensionality reduction, nonlinear regression, and pattern classification.

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Openings by Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Materials Science and NanoEngineering

Mechanical Engineering