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The Department of Computer Science at Rice University invites applications in all areas of computing for tenured and tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks.
While we invite applications in all areas of computing, we have two particular focus areas for this search:
Applied algorithms: Specific sub-areas include (but are not limited to) randomized algorithms, approximation algorithms, sublinear algorithms, graph algorithms and distributed algorithms. We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate collaborations with other areas of computer science such as computer networks and systems, computational biology, AI/ML, data science, privacy and security and robotics as well as cross-disciplinary collaborations with mathematics, statistics, computational medicine, science and beyond.
Responsible computing: The Department seeks applicants whose research focuses on mitigating the adverse impacts of advances in computing on society and enhancing its overall well-being. Example research topics include: enhancing fairness and reducing bias in AI/ML, understanding the spread of misinformation in social media, building secure computer systems, strengthening online privacy, and designing energy-efficient computer systems.
These positions require conducting high-quality research 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.
The positions are expected to start in July 2023.
About the Department and School of Engineering
The Department of Computer Science has consistently ranked among the top 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 new 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 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 are committed to increasing representation of women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans in disciplines in which they have historically been underrepresented; 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. Candidates with particular interest and/or demonstrated accomplishments in building diverse and inclusive teaching and research environments should indicate as much in their diversity statement.
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.
To apply for this position, please submit (1) a CV, (2) a research statement, (3) a statement of teaching interests, (4) a diversity statement, and (5) the names and contact information for at least 3 references, who will automatically be emailed for letters of recommendation at the time of application.
The early application deadline for these positions is November 16, 2022 (after which the search committee will begin considering applications and interviewing applicants). The final application deadline for these positions is December 31, 2022.
More information can be found on our website, http://www.cs.rice.edu, or by contacting the Computer Science Department Faculty Search Coordinator, Ms. Annepha Hurlock-Blake, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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