Open Positions

Faculty

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions, one experimental and one theoretical, in the area of quantum science using atomic, molecular, or optical methods. This encompasses quantum information processing, quantum sensing, quantum communication, quantum opto-mechanics, quantum many-body physics, and quantum simulation conducted on a variety of platforms. The ideal theorist will intellectually connect AMO physics to topics in condensed matter and quantum information theory. In both searches, we seek outstanding scientists whose research will complement and extend existing quantum activities within the Department and across the University (Rice Quantum Initiative: https://quantum.rice.edu/). 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 an appointment at the assistant professor level. A Ph.D. in physics or related field is required by December 31, 2022.

Applications must be submitted electronically at apply.interfolio.com/114465 (experimental) and apply.interfolio.com/114467 (theoretical). Applicants are asked to submit the following: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of research; (4) statement on teaching; (5) statement on diversity, mentoring, and outreach; (6) PDF copies of up to three publications; and (7) the names, affiliations, and email addresses of three professional references. Rice University, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, are strongly committed to a culturally diverse intellectual community. In this spirit, we particularly welcome applications from all genders and members of historically underrepresented groups who exemplify diverse cultural experiences and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population. We will begin reviewing applications by November 15, 2022. To receive full consideration, all application materials must be received by January 1, 2023. The expected appointment date is July, 2023.

Teaching

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University invites applications for a university-level teaching position in physics and astronomy, commencing in 2023. A Ph.D. in physics or related field by July 1, 2023, is required for the position. Experience in physics education research, undergraduate teaching at the introductory level, and development of pedagogical techniques designed to broaden participation among members of traditionally under-represented groups is preferred. The initial appointment will be at the lecturer level or within the promotable teaching professor ranks, depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, 9-month academic calendar, non-tenure-track position. In addition to teaching responsibilities in the undergraduate introductory course sequence, the new hire will play a leadership role in a learning community dedicated to student success and promoting equity in STEM fields. The initial appointment is for two or three years, depending on rank, and may be extended. Paid summer teaching opportunities and financial support for professional development may be available to the successful candidate. Rice University and the Department are committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically at https://apply.interfolio.com/116879. Applicants should submit (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of teaching interests, (3) a statement on diversity and outreach, and (4) the names, affiliations, and email addresses of three professional references. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. Rice University is committed to a culturally diverse intellectual community. In this spirit, we particularly welcome applications from all genders and members of historically underrepresented groups who exemplify diverse cultural experiences and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population. We will begin reviewing applications as they are received. To receive full consideration, all application materials must be received by February 1, 2023. The expected appointment date is July 1, 2023.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a 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. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Rice University is a highly selective private research university located in the heart of Houston, Texas, one of the most diverse cities in the United States.

Postdoctoral

The High Energy Nuclear Physics group at Rice University invites applications to a postdoc research associate position on the CMS experiment a the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

The Rice group (Geurts, Li) is playing a leading role in the CMS endcap timing layer (ETL) upgrade project for heavy ion programs at the high luminosity LHC. The ETL is based on a novel fast-timing silicon technology, known as the low gain avalanche diodes (LGADs). Together with another barrel timing layer (BTL), the new timing detector will for the first time provide particle identification capability to CMS heavy ion physics program at the HL-LHC.

The successful candidate is expected to play a key role in the design, prototyping and construction activities of the ETL project carried out by the Rice group, in areas of front-end electronics and power supply systems. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work on the research program in QCD/heavy ion physics at the LHC with the CMS experiment.

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