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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

Rice School of Architecture Paris, Assistant Director
The Rice School of Architecture Paris (RSAP), also known as Rice Architecture Paris, is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the part-time position of resident Assistant Director. Under the direct supervision of the Director of RSAP in Houston, who makes frequent visits during the semester, the Assistant Director is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Rice School of Architecture Paris program. The RSAP curriculum adheres to the highest academic standards to offer students a stimulating, immersive and challenging study-abroad semester in one of the great world capitals. As the onsite coordinator at RSAP, the Assistant Director plays a key role in ensuring that these standards are met every semester.
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Please send a resumé with references, and cover letter to director John J. Casbarian,, and direct questions to him.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


  • Day-to-day management of program and physical facilities
  • Helping with students’ housing in Paris
  • Preparing for students’ arrival
  • Supervising students’ progress throughout the semester through regular consultations with the RSAP Director and faculty
  • Managing the semester calendar and all curricular activities in coordination with faculty, guest instructors and consultants
  • Acting as the primary contact person for students and faculty
  • Performing general administrative duties including accounting, and managing the school’s physical facility
  • Maintaining regular communication with the RSAP Director in Houston and being available for meetings when the latter travels to Paris
  • This Assistant Director is the initial contact person for the students, the Paris-based instructors and contributors to the program, and all service providers
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