Open Positions

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering - Infrastructure Systems of the Future

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice seeks applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Infrastructure Systems of the Future with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024.

We seek candidates with deep foundational expertise in civil engineering and infrastructure systems to envision and enable resilient, adaptable, smart, just, and equitable infrastructure of the future. Candidates are expected to bring strong theoretical, analytical, or modeling expertise to bear on pressing challenges of legacy, contemporary, emerging and future civil infrastructure systems. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: (1) complex systems modeling and the design of future intelligent infrastructure systems (e.g., power, water, gas, telecommunications) that are adaptable, controllable, and reconfigurable; (2) transportation systems, including sustainable mobility and the interdependence of energy and transportation; (3) coupled analysis of social and infrastructure systems, particularly in the pursuit of just and equitable infrastructure services as informed by human behavior; (4) design and management of climate adaptive, fire-resilient, nature-inspired, and risk-aware civil infrastructure systems, and (5) information processing systems, including applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning to infrastructure upkeep, adaptation, and re-invention.

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Open-Rank School of Engineering-Wide Positions

In addition to the Infrastructure Systems of the Future position above, there are multiple opportunities to join the our department's faculty via three School of Engineering-wide searches.

These searches emphasize key research thrusts within the school, but each faculty position hired will have a home in one of the nine Rice Engineering departments. If relevant to your research area, we encourage applicants to consider applying to one of the three searches:

Note: be sure to indicate you want your application to be reviewed by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering during the application process if you want to be a part of our departmental faculty.