Working at Rice Architecture

Interested in joining Rice Architecture? Below are current openings for faculty and staff. Please check our website regularly for positions that might interest you. Please direct all inquiries to Lauren Kleinschmidt, director of finance and administration at Rice Architecture:

For a list of all open positions at Rice University, visit this page.

Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty Position for 2022–2023

Rice Architecture invites applications and nominations for a tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment at the associate or assistant professor rank.

Rice Architecture is a nimble and well-resourced school that promotes the interrelationship of practice and scholarship. We are committed to supporting and advancing the voices of architects in academia and producing research and creative practice at the highest level. We seek outstanding design studio faculty who can teach across our undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as lecture courses and seminars in their research area. The school is interested in candidates with a clear line of inquiry who will contribute to the collective conversation of the faculty and the advancement of the field of architecture more broadly. We are particularly interested in historically underrepresented voices—such as Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), women, LGBTQ people, and people of all abilities—and we welcome candidates whose work and lived experiences will expand our conversations, perspectives, and practices. Located in Houston, Texas, the fourth-largest and most diverse city in the U.S., Rice Architecture draws upon the city’s immense arts, culture, and industry to educate architects for a new multicultural world. A place of many unique conditions, Houston is also indicative of complex urban conditions elsewhere, empowering the school to bridge the local and the global, boldly engaging the internationalism of Houston and the world at large.

This position is available beginning fall 2022. Candidates should hold, at a minimum, a Master of Architecture degree or its equivalent. Professional licensure or an advanced research degree such as a Ph.D. is preferred. Successful candidates will have exemplary teaching and professional experience, including a portfolio of inspiring and field-defining design work and/or body of scholarship. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications must include a letter of interest with a brief overview of candidate’s background, interests and approach to teaching and research; a statement on candidate’s contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a curriculum vitae; and a focused selection of work. References will be contacted only for shortlisted candidates.

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Creative Director

The creative director works under the direction of the dean to establish and manage Rice Architecture’s visual identity and the school’s publications program. Working alongside the school’s communications team, the creative director develops and implements design strategies that promote Rice Architecture’s brand reputation, broadcasts the school’s mission to its relevant audiences, broadens awareness of its programs, and drives donor support.

Working closely with the dean and the school’s various program directors/coordinators, the creative director will collaborate with the communications team to develop, integrate, and execute a broad range of marketing and promotional campaigns—recruitment initiatives, development drives, event and exhibition materials, print and digital media outreach, as well as internal communications—ensuring they all successfully enact the school’s strategic vision and enrich associations with the Rice Architecture brand.

Creative Direction 

  • Direct and guide the visual identity for Rice Architecture’s print and digital communications, working with an event and communications team to maintain editorial consistency, design excellence, messaging, and connection to brand identity
  • Manage all print and digital production, acting as lead designer when needed
  • Serve as editor and art director for Rice Architecture’s website
  • Actively engage in, cultivate, and research design strategies to promote Rice Architecture’s programs, special events, public announcements, and other projects


  • Develop and direct Architecture at Rice’s publication plan and branding strategy across a range of media channels to promote and advance Rice Architecture’s public image
  • Act as creative director for all Architecture at Rice publications, maintaining brand guidelines and high production values
  • Engage with the school’s faculty and programs to develop content for publication
  • Manage the work of writers, editors, designers, and researchers in order to meet editorial direction
  • Build and foster relationships with printers and publishers

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Rice University is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity in education and employment. Rice does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, disability or veteran status in admissions, educational programs, or employment. 
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