Open Positions

Faculty

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions in the broad area of experimental quantum science and technology. This encompasses quantum information processing, quantum sensing, quantum communication, quantum opto-mechanics, and quantum simulation in photonic, atomic/ionic, quantum-material, and other solid-state platforms. We seek outstanding scientists whose research will complement and extend existing activities in these areas within the Department and across the University. In addition to developing an independent and vigorous research program, the successful applicants will be expected to teach, on average, one undergraduate or graduate course each semester, and contribute to the service missions of the Department and University. The Department anticipates making appointments at the assistant professor level. A Ph.D. in physics or related field is required.

Beginning September 1, 2021, applications for this position must be submitted electronically at apply.interfolio.com/92734 .

  • cover letter

  • curriculum vitae

  • statement of research

  • statement on teaching

  • statement on diversity, mentoring, and outreach

  • PDF copies of up to three publications

  • names, affiliations, and email addresses of three professional references

We will begin reviewing applications November 15, 2021. To receive full consideration, all application materials must be received by January 1, 2022. The expected appointment date is July, 2022.

Rice University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all genders and members of historically underrepresented groups who exemplify diverse cultural experiences.

Postdoctoral

The experimental high-energy particle physics group at Rice University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associates to join our efforts on the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, expected to begin after September 1, 2021. The Rice experimental high-energy particle physics group presently consists of three faculty members, two postdoctoral research associates, and three graduate students. Additionally, a closely allied Heavy Ion experimental group includes two faculty members, research staff, and graduate students.

Please click on the following link for more information and to apply: Postdoctoral Associate - Physics and Astronomy

The magnetospheric modeling group at Rice University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate to join our efforts on understanding the fundamental physics of the inner magnetosphere, the plasma sheet, the ring current and magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling. The successful applicant will interface with ongoing research programs that concentrate on theoretical and numerical modeling of global-scale plasmas and magnetic and electric fields in Earth's magnetosphere.

Please click on the following link for more information and to apply: Postdoctoral Associate - Physics and Astronomy