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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. Below are current openings.

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

Managing Editor

The managing editor is responsible for managing Rice Architecture’s publications program—both printed and digital—serving as the primary point of contact for all school publications and editorial needs, including Rice Design Alliance, the school’s community engagement arm. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to school prospectuses, handbooks, program brochures, posters, Cite magazine, and the Architecture at Rice book series. Working collaboratively with the school’s faculty, staff, publication committees and the entire communications team—as well as external editors, designers, and printers—the managing editor develops and implements publication strategies that promote Rice Architecture’s academic excellence and public reach, broadening the global awareness of its programs, research, and creative practice. Rice Architecture is a top-ranked school in one of the most diverse cities in the United States. Both the Architecture at Rice series and Cite Magazine have a long and established history of thoughtful content, which ranges from cutting-edge faculty research and creative practice to urban, social and civic-minded articles and commentaries.

This position is exempt and benefits-eligible, and the salary range is $55,000-68,000, commensurate with experience. On the job application, please include a CV, letter of interest, and a writing sample. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Highly qualified applicants outside of the Houston area will be considered for hybrid/remote work.

For a detailed list of job duties and skill/experience requirements, click here

Web and Graphics Manager

The web and graphics manager is an integral member of a larger marketing and communications team that serves Rice Architecture, including the school’s community engagement arm, Rice Design Alliance. This role will be responsible for managing the organizations’ websites, designing graphic content for external and internal audiences within an established brand, and managing the workflow and production schedule for all marketing materials, both digital and print.

This ideal candidate will have a record of design excellence and be organized, proactive, and able to work both independently and as part of a team, and have a passion for architecture and design. Rice Architecture is a small but highly-ranked organization with a focus on design, including exceptional student work, world-class faculty research, and deep community engagement. The person who occupies this position should be able to take ownership of their work, taking direction from others but also bringing their own ideas and creativity to their work.

This position is exempt and benefits-eligible, and the salary range is $55,000-62,000, commensurate with experience. On the job application, please include a CV, letter of interest, and a portfolio or its equivalent. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For a detailed list of job duties and skill/experience requirements, click here.

Faculty Coordinator

Rice Architecture seeks to hire a faculty coordinator who will act as the primary point of contact for a diverse group of faculty with varying needs. This includes reserving spaces in the building, coordinating course travel and field trips, and purchasing, tracking, and reconciling faculty research expenses. Additionally, this position implements, administers, and evaluates day-to-day business and administrative activities of the office and serves as the first point of contact for visitors and inquiries at Rice Architecture.

Rice Architecture is a small but highly-ranked organization with a focus on design, including exceptional student work, world-class faculty research, and deep community engagement. The person who occupies this position should be able to take ownership of their work, taking direction from others but also bringing their own ideas and creativity to every task.

Attach a resume and letter of interest. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The salary is $45,000 for this non-exempt, benefits-eligible position.

For a detailed list of job duties and skill/experience requirements, click here

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.

Current Rice University COVID policies, which include vaccination, face mask, testing, gatherings, occupancy limits, and travel policies can be found here: https://coronavirus.rice.edu/policies

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