Current Career Opportunities

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Associate or Full Professor, Department of History
The School of Humanities at Rice University invites applications for the Baker College Chair for the History of Science, Technology and Innovation at the rank of associate or full professor to begin July 2021. The Baker College Chair will be a notable scholar whose scholarship and teaching deal with innovative topics in the history of science and technology, broadly defined, and who is committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and local, national, and international outreach. Area of specialization, regional competencies, and time period are open. The Baker College Chair will have an active research program, be expected to play an important role in undergraduate and, as appropriate, graduate programs in the department, and offer courses of interest to Rice students majoring in the humanities and STEM fields.

The successful candidate will join a robust department of historians with more than 25 tenured and tenure-track faculty at Rice, which is situated at the heart of the nation’s fourth-largest city and has a long tradition of excellence in both science and engineering and the humanities. The Baker College Chair will have an opportunity to build bridges with a number of new initiatives at Rice, including the Data Sciences Initiative; the Medical Humanities Program; the Technology, Culture and Society Initiative; the Ion Innovation Hub; the Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Environmental Studies in the School of the Humanities.

Associate or Full Professor of Visual Arts
The Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts at Rice University is seeking to hire a full-time senior level artist, filmmaker or critical practitioner conversant in the many intersecting fields of contemporary art practice. As the next Departmental Chair, we are seeking an individual that is strategic, inspirational, and visionary, with a broad-minded and interdisciplinary approach to contemporary art. Rice University has just committed to a new state of the art facility for the department; this hire will have the opportunity to play a significant role in the vision and planning of the building. 

A successful candidate will bring organizational and strategic thought leadership as future departmental chair; engaging and maintaining an active and ambitious program of research and creative scholarship; participating in student mentoring and advising; serving on department and university committees; and taking a leadership role in the planning and development of an MFA program. There is a reduced teaching load during term as chair, to two classes per year (one fall semester and one spring semester).