Open Positions

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions

The Department of Computational Applied Mathematics and Operations Research (CMOR) at Rice University in Houston, Texas, seeks outstanding candidates for two positions aligned with its expansion in computational and applied mathematics. We envision the candidates to work in the broad area of computational and applied mathematics, in application areas such as medicine, energy, data science, molecular nanotechnology, materials & quantum physics, quantum computing, aerospace, and other research focus areas outlined by the School of Engineering. We expect to hire both positions at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor; however, we will consider exceptional candidates at the rank of associate professor.

Rice University is a private, comprehensive research university located in the heart of the dynamic Museum District in Houston, Texas, the most diverse city in the country. Rice offers undergraduate and graduate degrees across eight schools and has a student body of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students. It 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 US universities.

CMOR is part of the George R. Brown School of Engineering, which ranks among the top 20 undergraduate engineering programs (US News & World Report). CMOR ranks #14 in applied math programs (US News & World Report).

We encourage everyone to apply, especially those individuals who have been historically underrepresented in academia: people of color, LGBTQI+ people, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and people of any age or family status. We strive to actively counter prejudice and to create a working environment that is inclusive and equitable.

Successful candidates will have exceptional research potential along with a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. The candidates must have a Ph.D. by the start date. Teaching experience at the university level will be viewed as an advantage.

Each application must include an application letter, a current curriculum vitae with a publication list, a research statement, a teaching statement, and a diversity statement. The diversity statement must address how you have contributed to a diverse and inclusive community in the past and how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Rice through your teaching, research, and service. Applicants should also arrange for three recommendation letters.

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To receive full consideration, the complete application must be received by October 15, 2022, but the committee may consider applications filed after that date. Employment will begin July 1, 2023.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.