Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Location: Houston, Texas
Internal Number: 100011
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University invites applications for multiple tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in the area of digital health, broadly defined. We seek outstanding candidates with research interests in engineering innovations that could transform future healthcare systems. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to bio-imaging/sensing, medical imaging, multi-omics, personalized health, bio-electronics, wearables and point-of-care devices, machine learning for health, AR/VR/visualization for health, and robotics for health. A particular focus will be on research that directly relates to detecting, monitoring, and treating chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, mental health, and neurodegenerative diseases that have an outsized disease burden. Candidates whose work directly addresses issues of equity and access in health are especially encouraged to apply. These areas should not be considered limiting, and any candidate who believes their work directly impacts digital health or at the intersection of health and engineering is encouraged to apply. More experienced senior candidates amid transformative research projects and with particular experience building institutional equity across their fields may also be considered. The position is expected to be available July 1, 2022. Additional information can be found on our website: http://www.ece.rice.edu. Questions about the positions may be sent to Search Committee Chair Professors Ashok Veeraraghavan ( firstname.lastname@example.org) and Department Chair Ashutosh Sabharwal (email@example.com).
We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minority applicants to apply for these faculty positions. We seek greater representation of women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans in disciplines in which they have historically been underrepresented; attract international students from a wider range of countries and backgrounds; accelerate progress in building faculty and staff who are diverse in background and thought; and support an inclusive environment that fosters interaction and understanding within our diverse community.
About Rice University
Rice University is a private university with a strong reputation for academic excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education and research. Located in the economically dynamic, internationally diverse city of Houston, Texas, 4 th largest city in the U.S., 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. 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.
The George R. Brown School of Engineering ranks among the top 20 of undergraduate engineering programs (US News & World Report) and is strongly committed to nurturing the aspirations of faculty, staff, and students in an inclusive environment. The Rice ECE department has a vibrant research program in novel, leading-edge research areas, has a strong interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research culture with great national and international visibility, and is ranked #1 nationally in faculty productivity.*
Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest medical center in the world, is right across the road from Rice University and several medical institutions within the TMC including Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist, University of Texas-Health, and MD-Anderson Cancer Research Center have top-5 research programs in medical research. Successful candidates will be able to leverage existing institutional collaborations and other emerging collaborative relationships with TMC institutions, to create translational pathways for their research outcomes.
A Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering or related fields is required for the application, which must be fulfilled by November 1 of the year employment commences. The successful applicant will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and build a successful research program. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds.
Applicants should submit the following materials: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, (4) statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) DEI statement describing their past and planned diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. In addition, candidates will be asked to provide the names and contact information for at least three references, who will automatically be emailed for letters of recommendation at the time of application. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2022; review of applications will commence December 15, 2021.
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.
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As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.