Rice CS Faculty Positions

The Department of Computer Science at Rice University invites applications for a range of faculty positions starting in Fall 2022.

Tenured and tenure-track positions (all ranks)

  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning: The Department seeks excellent candidates in all areas of AI/ML, but is particularly interested in candidates who work at the intersection of AI/ML and other sub-areas of computer science that have traditionally been strengths for the Department of Computer Science, such as computer systems, programming languages, high-performance computing, formal methods, and computer security.
    • Apply in Interfolio here
  • Quantum Computing: The search focuses, but is not limited to, the fundamentals of quantum algorithms and complexity, quantum information theory, quantum cryptography, quantum systems and applications, and models of testing quantum devices. Rice University has recently established the Rice Quantum Initiative (RQI) to expand Rice’s investment in quantum information science and technology, building on recognized strengths in quantum research. Candidates are expected to be active members of the RQI, and contribute to teaching related to quantum matters at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
    • Apply in Interfolio here

These positions require conducting high-quality research in artificial intelligence and/or quantum computing, as well as teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Computer Science. Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. 

Non-tenure track positions

  • Assistant Teaching Professor: The primary responsibilities of Teaching Professors are to teach, contribute to the application and dissemination of pedagogical practices, and carry out service related to teaching. They are not required nor expected to carry out disciplinary research but may pursue such research or research related to their education mission.
    • Apply in Interfolio here
  • Lecturer: The primary responsibilities of Lecturers is to teach and to carry out service within the department.
    • Apply in Interfolio here

These positions will involve both online and on-campus teaching.  Applicants who prefer only to teach online will also be considered. Applicants with teaching expertise in any area of Computer Science will be considered, but candidates with experience in Programming Languages and Software Engineering are preferred. 


All of these positions will start in August 2022. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in computer science or a related discipline or must complete the Ph.D. by November 1 of the year employment commences.

Please submit a CV, a research statement (for the tenure-track positions), a statement of teaching interests, and the names and addresses of at least three references through the appropriate Interfolio link above. The application deadline for these positions is December 31, 2021. However, late applications may still be considered at the discretion of the faculty search committee. More information can be found on the Interfolio postings or by contacting the Computer Science Department Executive Administrator, Ms. Karen Lavelle, at

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.