Rice University is a highly selective, private research
university located on approximately 290 acres in the heart of
Houston, Texas, the fourth-largest city in the United States. As a
leading research university with a distinctive commitment to
pathbreaking research and scholarly activity, and the highest
quality graduate and undergraduate education, Rice faculty engage
in major research on grand challenges and are committed to
contributions to the betterment of our world. Rice seeks to fulfill
this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and
discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human
Founded in 1912, the university has grown to include the
- Enrollment: approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 3,500
- Faculty: approximately 700 full-time and 200 part-time
- Research excellence: approximately $145 million in annual
externally funded research
- Residential college system: 11 close-knit and diverse
- Campus: 90 buildings
- Endowment: market value of $6.2 billion as of June 30,
Rice is one of 65 members of the prestigious Association of
American Universities, an organization of leading research
institutions dedicated to the highest quality of research and
scholarly activity, education and public service. Rice is
consistently ranked in the top 20 of both U.S. News & World
Report’s best national universities and the Wall Street
Journal/Times Higher Education Best Colleges. Niche has ranked
Rice in the top 10 of private universities in two of the last three
Rice offers more than 50 undergraduate majors across seven
divisions of study, including architecture, business, engineering,
humanities, music, natural sciences and social sciences.
Additionally, minors, interdisciplinary and preprofessional
programs complement the comprehensive curriculum, with multiple
opportunities for research, scholarly activity and
The President of Rice University reports to the Board of
Trustees and is responsible for the academic and administrative
leadership of the university. The president will lead the
development of and implement a vision that supports Rice’s goals.
The president serves as chief fundraising officer, oversees
resources, and enhances outstanding faculty and educational
Rice is seeking a transformational, strategic, bold and
inspirational leader who will engage all constituents in advancing
the university’s central mission and supporting its core values.
The president will be an accomplished academic leader with the
experience and skills to build on the university’s many strengths.
In addition, the president should have qualifications and personal
characteristics that are well matched with the university’s values,
achievements, aspirations and potential.
Nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest should be
sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rice University is an equal opportunity employer 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.