Assistant Professor

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Position TitleAssistant ProfessorDepartmentBioSciencesPosition Description

Assistant Professor Position in BioSciences: The Department of BioSciences at Rice University ( invites applications for one tenure-track, assistant professor position to begin July 1, 2021.

Research in the Biosciences Department at Rice University leverages quantitative approaches to study biological systems using both bottom-up and top-down experimental procedures. We welcome applications in all areas of biochemistry, microbiology, cell and developmental biology, and genetics and seek candidates whose research is synergistic with the strengths of current faculty. Thus, we encourage applicants with research in the areas of: systems and synthetic biology; microbial genetics, physiology, and ecology; and cell biology and genetics. Applicants will teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in microbiology, genetics, or biochemistry, conduct high-quality research in systems and synthetic biology; microbial genetics, physiology, and ecology; and cell biology and genetics , publish papers in top journals, and present at conferences.

Rice University seeks to expand access, diversity, and inclusion as key part of its Vision for the Second Century. In this spirit, we welcome applications from all genders and members of historically underrepresented groups who exemplify diverse cultural experiences and those who have the skills, knowledge, and commitment to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population.

To apply, please submit the following materials online at (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research statement (3 pages max); (4) statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages max); (5) diversity statement (2 pages max); and (6) contact information for three references. The diversity statement should address the candidates’ knowledge of, experience with, and future plans to advance access, diversity, and inclusion in their research, teaching, service, and/or outreach in alignment with our University’s mission. Application review will commence October 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact the search chair, Dr. Caroline Ajo-Franklin at [email protected].

EEO Statement

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.

Education RequiredPhD or other Doctoral DegreeSpecify Concentration / Degree TypeEducation PreferredOther Required QualificationsOther Qualifications PreferredPhysical DemandsRice University Standard of Civility

Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.

Requisition Details

Requisition NumberF21019Open Date09/10/2020Close DateOpen Until FilledYesBest Consideration Date10/15/2020Desired Start Date07/01/2021Position StatusFull-TimeBenefits EligibleYesSpecial Instructions to the Applicant

Please attach your diversity statement as Other Document.

Posting Link DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Other Document
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Have you or will you have received a PhD or equivalent degree before December 1, 2020?
      • Yes
      • No




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    Posted: 9/18/2020
    Application Due: 10/16/2020
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