Research Professor

Position Details

Position Title Research Professor
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Position Description

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University invites applications for a Research Professor position in the areas of

1) image and video rendering. Specific areas of emphasis include, but are not limited to: differentiable rendering, neural rendering, inverse graphics, physical simulation, and physics/3D-aware scene modeling.
2) vision and robotics. Specific areas include, but are not limited to: computer vision for robotics, computer vision for medical robotics and AI/ML for medical robotics.

The department has a vibrant research program in novel, leading-edge research areas, has a strong culture of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research with great national and international visibility, and is ranked #1 nationally in faculty productivity. Several faculty have strong national and international collaborations, as well as collaborative relationships in the adjacent Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center complex and home to a number of top-tier medical research institutions. The successful applicant will be required to teach undergraduate courses and build a successful research program.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research, and at least three references through the ECE faculty application website: . The deadline for application is October 15, 2020. Additional information can be found on our website: .

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to research, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. Consistent with the National Research Council’s report, Convergence: Facilitating Transdisciplinary Integration of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Beyond, we are seeking candidates who have demonstrated ability to lead and work in research groups that “… [integrate] the knowledge, tools, and ways of thinking…” from engineering, mathematics, and computational, natural, social and behavioral sciences to solve societal problems using a convergent approach.

Rice University is a private university with a strong reputation for academic excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education and research. Located in the economically dynamic, internationally diverse city of Houston, Texas, 4th largest city in the US, Rice attracts outstanding undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and around the world. Rice provides a stimulating environment for research, teaching, and joint projects with industry. We seek greater representation of women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans in disciplines in which they have historically been underrepresented; to attract international students from a wider range of countries and backgrounds; to accelerate progress in building a faculty and staff who are diverse in background and thought; and we support an inclusive environment that fosters interaction and understanding within our diverse community.

The George R. Brown School of Engineering ranks among the top 20 of undergraduate engineering programs (US News & World Report) and is strongly committed to nurturing the aspirations of faculty, staff and students in an inclusive environment.

EEO Statement

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with 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.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree Specify Concentration / Degree Type Education Preferred Other Required Qualifications Other Qualifications Preferred Physical Demands Rice University Standard of Civility

Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.

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