The Department of Bioengineering at Rice University in Houston, TX is currently soliciting external senior applicants for a tenured, full professor in bioengineering, who will serve as the new department chair starting in July 2023, and be nominated for the John W. Cox Professorship in bioengineering. The department is currently ranked among the top 10 bioengineering programs in the country by US News & World Report and aspires to continue to enhance its impact and recognition. All faculty laboratories and teaching facilities for the department are located at the BioScience Research Collaborative, a 477,000 sq ft. building at the intersection of the Rice University campus and the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world.
The department has 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty with significant growth in faculty size planned over the next several years. The successful candidate will be senior faculty with a demonstrated capability to (i) provide outstanding leadership to the department, (ii) lead a highly impactful research program, (iii) enrich and engage in a collegial departmental environment, (iv) promote diversity, equity and inclusion. The candidate must have an internationally recognized track record of cutting-edge research, and a strong record of leadership and management skills. While serving as the department chair, the successful candidate will be given a teaching release. At the conclusion of the chair appointment, the faculty member will be required to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses. Rice offers an outstanding environment for basic, applied, and translational research at the interface of engineering and medicine through collaborations with numerous institutions in the adjacent Texas Medical Center.
We seek greater representation of women, scholars of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who have historically been underrepresented in Bioengineering; 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.
Review of applications will commence December 1st, and candidates are encouraged to apply early in order to be given 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), (4) statement of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages), (5) statement of past and planned contributions to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion (up to 2 pages), and (6) vision for the future of the department (1 page) to the job posting. You will also be asked to provide the names of 3-5 references. These names will only be contacted with your permission.
About Rice University, Department of Bioengineering
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 Rice University Department of Bioengineering is a top-ranked department with a community of researchers inspired by the pursuit of the unknown, pursuing pathbreaking research, providing unsurpassed teaching and contributing to the betterment of our world.
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.