Careers in the School

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Assistant Professor of Southeast Asia


The Department of Transnational Asian Studies at Rice University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the study of Southeast Asia, with a preferred sub-field in Asian-American/Diasporic Studies, Medical Humanities, Environmental Studies, Science and Technology, or the study of Gender and Sexuality. The department priority is to bring in a scholar whose research explores Southeast Asian societies in a variety of contexts, including the different geographies of Southeast Asia (inland, coastal, and maritime) and/or the transnational reach and impact of the people and cultures of that region.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Roman History


The Department of Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures (MCLC) seeks an assistant professor or an associate professor in Classical Studies (Latin) and Roman History with a joint appointment in the Department of History. The successful candidate will specialize in Roman history and culture; we especially encourage applicants with additional specializations in ancient race and slavery and gender and sexuality. Dedication to undergraduate teaching is a must. The ability to teach undergraduate Latin and Greek at all levels is a requirement; opportunities may also arise to teach graduate students. Rice University has a semester-based teaching schedule with a 2-2 teaching load. The successful candidate will teach at least two classes per year listed or cross-listed with each of the two departments.

Assistant Professor of Religion and Science


The Department of Religion at Rice University invites applications for an Assistant Professor (TT) in the area of Science and Religion. “Science” in this sense is broadly understood to include a variety of disciplinary and methodological domains, such as the Philosophy of Science and Religion, the History of Science and Religion, Cognitive Science and Religion, Neuroscience and Religion, Religion and Environmental Science, and Religion and the Medical Humanities. Priority will be given to applicants whose work gives significant attention to questions of race, gender, or sexuality. Focuses on geographic area and religious tradition(s) are open, though applicants should be prepared to teach courses that reflect cultural and social diversity as well as methods in the study of religion. Excellence in teaching and research is expected. Rice is committed to diversity and inclusion, and women and historically underrepresented minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Open Field/Open Rank


The Department of Philosophy at Rice University seeks applicants in an open rank search in the areas of Epistemology, Ethics or Philosophy of Science. The appointment may be at the rank of assistant professor (on the tenure-track), associate professor (with tenure), or full professor. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Philosophy by July 1, 2024, and will be expected to teach and advise students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Rice University has a semester-based teaching schedule with a 2-2 teaching load. The University expects faculty members to maintain an active program of scholarly research and publication and to contribute service to the Department, University, and profession.