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.

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

We are currently conducting two searches for the 2018-19 academic year: one for an assistant or associate professor and one for two Wortham Fellows. The deadline for all positions is December 31, 2018 at 11:50 p.m. CST. Please direct all inquiries to Lauren Kleinschmidt, the Rice Architecture school administrator:


Open positions

Assistant or Associate Professor of Architecture
Rice Architecture is seeking applicants whose expertise can support teaching and research in the technology sequence in the curriculum. Candidates will be considered for the full-time position at the associate professor (with tenure) or assistant professor level (tenure-track). Candidates should be qualified to teach technology-oriented subjects in both lecture and seminar formats as well as be able to contribute to design studio teaching. All Rice Architecture faculty teach at both in our M.Arch. graduate program and the professional B.Arch. undergraduate program. 
We will consider candidates with backgrounds in architecture and/or engineering and whose record of achievement includes teaching and research into the role of technology in the built environment. Rice Architecture defines this role broadly, but subjects may include environmental systems, structures, energy use, and sustainability among others. We are particularly interested in how technology scales throughout the entire range of the built environment. 
A successful candidate will be expected to teach, mentor thesis students, and participate in service to support the school's mission. Candidates will be expected to build a research agenda and recognized record of scholarship that complements the active research environment of the school.

Rice Architecture in Houston, TX is the smallest professional degree program in the United States with about 200 students, situated within a top research university, allowing individual attention with the breadth of study afforded by a major university. Located in the nation's fourth largest city, Rice University is a leading research institution committed to fostering a strong intellectual environment for the next generation of leaders and thinkers. Rice Architecture's small, 5-to-1 student-to-faculty ration encourages a close-knit community that provides both undergraduates and graduates with thoughtful instruction, particularly in the studio setting.

Information for Applicants
- Candidates should hold at a minimum, a terminal degree at a Masters or PhD level, or its equivalent. Degree requirements must be fulfilled by July 1 of the year employment commences. 
- Prior teaching and professional experience, and a record of scholarly work are desirable. 
Applications must include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a focused selection of work highlighting your design/research/writing (up to 15 pages), 50MB maximum - please provide a link where the application can be accessed, as the application system has a limit of 9MB), and contact information for three references. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a full portfolio and teaching samples at a later date. 
Applications should be submitted here:
Wortham Fellowships

Rice Architecture invites applications and nominations for two Wortham Fellows for 2019-21. The Wortham Fellowship was established twenty-three years ago to give promising and outstanding candidates the opportunity to teach and conduct research. This two-year teaching fellowship is specifically targeted at individuals who have completed their graduate degrees and are beginning or advancing a career of practice and teaching. Ths School is particularly interested in highly motivated candidates with a clearly defined design/research agenda. With a teaching load of three courses per year, Fellows are able to hone their research in the context of the school's small, tightly knit academic community. Additional information about Rice Architecture can be found at 

Candidate should hold, at a minimum, a Master of Architecture degree or its equivalent. Degree requirements must be fulfilled by July 1 of the year employment commences. Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, proposed research agenda, samples of course syllabi, professional, scholarly, or creative work—link or upload (9MB max upload)—and contact information for three references. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to submit a full portfolio at a later date. 

Applications should be submitted here:

Previous Wortham Fellows include:

Piergianna Mazzocca, 2017-2019
Ajay Manthripragada, 2017-2019
Michelle Chang, 2015-2017
Lluís J. Liñán, 2015-2017
Tei Carpenter, 2013-2015 (Wortham Visiting Lecturer)
Sam Stewart-Halevy, 2013-2015
Jesús Vassallo, 2012-2013 (Wortham Visiting Lecturer)
Bryony Roberts, 2011-2013
Neeraj Bhatia, 2010-2012
Martin Haettasch, 2010-2011
Troy Schaum, 2008-2010
Eva French i Gilabert, 2008-2010
Michael Robinson, 2006-2008
Sean Lally, 2002-2004
Alex O' Briant, 2001-2002
Brian Heiss, 2000-2001
Dawn Finley, 1999-2000
Donna Kacmar, 1998-1999
Kerry Whitehead, 1997-1999
Keith Krumwiede, 1996-1997
Eric Ragni, 1994-1996

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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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