Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Position in Theoretical Photonics
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor Position in the area of theoretical photonics, broadly defined. Under exceptional circumstances, more experienced senior candidates may be considered. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: nanoscale heat transfer, metamaterials/metasurfaces, quantum optics, nanophotonics, and multidisciplinary applications.
The department has a vibrant research program in novel, leading-edge research areas, has a strong culture of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research with great national and international visibility, and is ranked #1 nationally in faculty productivity.* Several faculty have strong national and international collaborations, as well as collaborative relationships in the adjacent Texas Medical Center, the world's largest medical center complex and home to a number of top-tier medical research institutions. With multiple faculty involved in the area of nanoscale optics and optoelectronics through the Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP), Rice ECE considers these areas as focal points of engineering research in the coming decade. A Ph.D. is required, postdoctoral experience preferred, or the Ph.D. requirements must be fulfilled by November 1 of the year employment commences. The successful applicant will be required to teach undergraduate courses and build a successful research program.
The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. Consistent with the National Research Council’s report, Convergence: Facilitating Transdisciplinary Integration of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Beyond, we are seeking candidates who have demonstrated ability to lead and work in research groups that “… the knowledge, tools, and ways of thinking…” from engineering, mathematics, and computational, natural, social and behavioral sciences to solve societal problems using a convergent approach.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and at least three references through the ECE faculty application website:http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/22027. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2020; review of applications will commence November 15, 2019. The position is expected to be available July 1, 2020. Additional information can be found on our website: http://www.ece.rice.edu.
Rice University is a private university with a strong reputation for academic excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education and research. Located in the economically dynamic, internationally diverse city of Houston, Texas, 4th largest city in the U. S., Rice attracts outstanding undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the world. Rice provides a stimulating environment for research, teaching, and joint projects with industry.
The George R. Brown School of Engineering ranks among the top 20 of undergraduate engineering programs (US News & World Report) 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. 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 we support an inclusive environment that fosters interaction and understanding within our diverse community.