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Faculty Positions - Open Rank


Computer Science

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The Department of Computer Science at Rice University invites applications for tenured and tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks. The Department seeks strong applicants in two areas.
•Artificial Intelligence: The search covers sub-areas of artificial intelligence such as machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, and data mining. We are also looking for candidates who work at the intersection of artificial intelligence with other sub-areas of computer science, such as computer systems, architecture, programming languages, theory, and human factors.
•Quantum Computing: The search covers, but is not limited to, quantum algorithms and complexity, quantum cryptography, and models of testing quantum devices.

These positions require conducting high-quality research in artificial intelligence and/or quantum computing, as well as teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Computer Science. Successful candidates 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 “… [integrate] 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.

The positions will start in July 2021. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in computer science or a related discipline or must complete the Ph.D. by November 1 of the year employment commences.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, a research statement, a statement of teaching interests, and the names and addresses of at least three references through http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/24635. The application deadline for these positions is December 31, 2020. However, late applications may still be considered at the discretion of the faculty search committee. More information can be found on our web site, http://www.cs.rice.edu, or by contacting the Computer Science Department Executive Administrator, Ms. Karen Lavelle, at [email protected].

About the Department and School of Engineering
The Department of Computer Science has consistently ranked among the top 20 graduate programs in the country (US News & World Report) and is strongly committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. The department hired several outstanding young faculty members in the last few years and is authorized to hire at least 10 tenured and tenure-track faculty members in the next three years.

The Department is part of the George R. Brown School of Engineering, which ranks among the top 20 undergraduate engineering programs (US News & World Report) and is strongly committed to nurturing the aspirations of faculty, staff, and students in an inclusive environment.

About Rice University
Rice University is a private university with a strong reputation for academic and research excellence. 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 department and the university have access to superb computational research facilities, both on-campus and in our networked off-campus data center. The university is located across the street from the Texas Medical Center, one of the premiere centers for medical research in the United States. Houston’s energy, medical, aerospace, and technology communities together make the city a hub for computational innovations across real-time, embedded and high-performance systems, with an increasing demand for data analytics across this spectrum. Houston is in the midst of technological transformation with the development of a high-tech district, the ION (https://ionhouston.com), which will provide opportunities for collaborations with some of the world’s top energy companies that are already transformed by data science. As the fourth-largest city in the USA, Houston is a cosmopolitan destination with a vibrant economy and world-class performing arts, museums, sports, and dining venues that are all located in close proximity to Rice.

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.

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 Required:

PhD or other Doctoral Degree

Rice 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.

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Posted: 10/10/2020
Application Due: 4/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time