Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Multiple Positions - Rice University

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Rice University invites applications for two tenure-track/tenured positions effective as early as July 2018. We seek faculty members who will develop a dynamic and innovative independent research program and will excel in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels while embracing Rice’s culture of excellence and diversity. Excellence and scholarship in teaching and research are the primary selection criteria for a search in all areas of Mechanical Engineering, including robotics, solid mechanics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and controls. Applicants should have a PhD or ScD in Mechanical Engineering or a related field. The positions are open to applicants at the assistant, associate, or full professor level.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering was ranked 25th by U.S. News and World Report. It is one of nine academic departments in the George R. Brown School of Engineering, which generates over $50 million in annual research expenditures, and has fifteen faculty members conducting research in areas such as aerospace, robotics, biomedical systems, thermal-fluids, mechanical design, tribology, and dynamics and controls. In addition to numerous collaborations across departments and schools within Rice, partnerships with other institutes include work with NASA to develop the next generation of space vehicles, and research with Texas Medical Center institutions into haptic devices for rehabilitation and new orthopedic materials.