The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor Position in the area of theoretical photonics, broadly defined. Under exceptional circumstances, more experienced senior candidates may be considered. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: nanoscale heat transfer, metamaterials/metasurfaces, quantum optics, nanophotonics, and multidisciplinary applications.
The department has a vibrant research program in novel, leading-edge research areas, has a strong culture of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research with great national and international visibility, and is ranked #1 nationally in faculty productivity. Several faculty have strong national and international collaborations, as well as collaborative relationships in the adjacent Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center complex and home to a number of top-tier medical research institutions. With multiple faculty involved in the area of nanoscale optics and optoelectronics through the Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP), Rice ECE considers these areas as focal points of engineering research in the coming decade. A Ph.D. is required, postdoctoral experience preferred, or the Ph.D. requirements must be fulfilled by November 1 of the year employment commences. The successful applicant will be required to teach undergraduate 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. 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
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