The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Rice University invites applications for two tenure-track/tenured positions effective as early as July 2018. We seek faculty members who will develop a dynamic and innovative independent research program and will excel in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels while embracing Rice’s culture of excellence and diversity. Excellence and scholarship in teaching and research are the primary selection criteria for a search in all areas of Mechanical Engineering, including robotics, solid mechanics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and controls. Applicants should have a PhD or ScD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field. The positions are open to applicants at the assistant, associate, or full professor level.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is ranked 25th by U.S. News and World Report. It is one of nine academic departments in the George R. Brown School of Engineering
, which generates over $50 million in annual research expenditures, and has fifteen faculty members conducting research in areas such as aerospace, robotics, biomedical systems, thermal-fluids, mechanical design, tribology, and dynamics and controls. In addition to numerous collaborations across departments and schools within Rice, partnerships with other institutes include work with NASA to develop the next generation of space vehicles, and research with Texas Medical Center institutions into haptic devices for rehabilitation and new orthopedic materials.
Candidates should submit the following materials: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a statement of research interests (1- 2 pages); 3) a statement of teaching philosophy (1- 2 pages), and 3) a list of at least three references. Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017, and continue until the positions are filled.
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.