Work at Rice Architecture

Interested in working at Rice Architecture? We are particularly interested in candidates whose culture and lived experiences will expand our perspectives and understanding of the world. Rice Architecture draws upon Houston’s offerings in the arts, industries, diverse communities, and cultures to educate architects for a new multicultural world, and we work towards hiring with the same ambition. A place of many unique conditions, Houston is a window into complexities other cities face, empowering the school to bridge the local and the global while boldly engaging the world at large. Our current openings are below.

Open Positions

Director of Communications

The Rice University School of Architecture invites applications for Director of Communications. Under the direction of the dean and in collaboration with the faculty, the Director of Communications leads the planning, development, and execution of the school’s communication strategies and events, including its distinct visual identity.

The Director of Communications is a forward-thinking, highly innovative partner with a comprehensive understanding of the international landscape of architecture schools and other cultural and professional organizations. They oversee sophisticated content production across diverse media assets and platforms, including the World Wide Web, social media, and other digital and print assets; ensure the proper archiving of the school’s communications; cultivate university-wide, national, and international audiences; and continually evaluate the effectiveness of communication strategies through analytics and market research. They coordinate the production of publicity and marketing materials—including special projects—ensuring quality, clarity, impact, and consistency with the school’s visual identity and branding. They also support the dean in planning, generating, editing, and refining guidelines, themes, and content, including strategic and executive-level messaging, for various communication channels. Working collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders, they oversee the planning and execution of public programs, such as lectures, exhibitions, symposia, and civic forums. 

For more information and to apply, visit the full posting.

Director of Finance and Operations

The Rice University School of Architecture seeks a dynamic and strategic Director of Finance and Operations. Reporting to the Dean of Architecture, the Director of Finance and Operations is a key advisor on financial and operational matters, overseeing the school's budget and other resources—including space and capital projects—aligning financial strategy with institutional goals. With a deep understanding of the dean’s vision and the school’s mission, culture, and priorities, this position is a forward-thinking, highly collaborative partner with a comprehensive knowledge of operations at the school and university levels.

Rice University is at a pivotal moment, with many groundbreaking initiatives underway, including the Budget Transformation Initiative (BTI) and the new strategic plan. One of the premier programs in the world, Rice Architecture is well-positioned for a period of growth, particularly in the areas of research, global engagement, and student and faculty success. The Director of Finance and Operations will be committed to advancing the school's mission and priorities, enhancing its financial stewardship, and managing resources while ensuring responsible fiscal management. The successful candidate will be adept at navigating a complex organization and fostering a culture of collaboration and fiscal accountability.

For more information and to apply, visit the full posting.

Equal opportunity employer

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.

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