Faculty Recruitment

Applying

Faculty positions in the Jones Graduate School of Business are open rank (except where noted). Senior applicants must prove both a record of publishing in top journals as well as excellent teaching abilities. Junior applicants must demonstrate quantifiable potential for excellence in scholarship and teaching.

Applicants of diverse ethnicities are encouraged to apply. It is the policy of Rice University to attract qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff and student body. Accordingly, Rice University does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status in its admissions, its educational programs, or employment of faculty or staff.

Open Positions

  • We invite applications for a tenure-track position in the area of accounting. The appointment will be made at the rank of assistant professor to begin on July 1, 2021. The successful candidate is expected to produce high-quality research in the area of accounting that results in publications in top journals in the field and to effectively teach MBA and Ph.D. courses in accounting (and/or related fields).

    More experienced senior candidates may be considered at higher ranks. If you wish to be considered by the search committee, please upload the materials at the link below and indicate in your cover letter your appropriate rank.

    Job Qualifications:

    Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. in accounting or related field by July 1st of the year employment commences.

    Application Procedure:

    The application deadline is December 1, 2020, but applications will be accepted until the search is closed. Applicants should apply at http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/23940. Applications must include:

    1. a cover letter
    2. a curriculum vitae
    3. research statement
    4. teaching statement and copies of any teaching evaluations
    5. job market paper
    6. any other research studies
    7. three letters of recommendation (applicants must provide information for three references who will be automatically contacted for letters of recommendation.)

     

  • Employment Category: Full-Time, Benefits eligible (non-tenure track)
    Position start date: June 1, 2021
    Closing Date: Phase 1 February 15; Phase 2 March 15, 2021

    Lecturers in business communication at the Jones Graduate School of Business instruct undergraduate, master’s level, and doctoral students on the theory and practice of strategic business communication. The curriculum covers communication organization, structure, and strategy; oral presentations (with and without presentation software); business writing; interpersonal communication; conflict communication; media communication; intercultural communication; and other strategic business topics.

    Candidates must demonstrate excellent business communication skills, including public speaking, interpersonal, and business writing skills.  They must have communication teaching experience, preferably including online teaching experience. Candidates must show a commitment to teaching excellence, as evidenced by outstanding course or workshop assessments, or summaries of course assessments.  Candidates should demonstrate a passion for learning and self-improvement, including a willingness to embrace new pedagogical tools and trends. The Jones School strongly prefers candidates with prior business experience.

    Instructors must be able to prepare lesson plans, develop teaching materials, deliver effective lectures, conduct dynamic case and classroom discussions, use innovative teaching techniques, provide timely and actionable student feedback, and serve the needs of a diverse student body. 

    In addition to teaching, instructors must perform service projects that benefit the students and school. Instructors must be willing to contribute to campus life.

    Instructors must forge strong interpersonal connections within the University community. Through prior course evaluations, performance reviews, and other means, the candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and collegiality; the candidate must be able to establish his/her/their ability to build and maintain positive work relationships with various stakeholders, e.g., students, other faculty, colleagues, staff, and administrators.

    Teaching Timing

    This posting advertises a position to teach MBA Professional and Weekend students primarily. Candidates should only apply if they are able to teach regularly on both evenings and weekends. Occasionally, the instructor will be asked to teach students in other programs and at other times. The departmental faculty works collaboratively to staff required sessions, covering for one another as needs arise.

    Rice University Standard of Collaborative Behavior

    Works productively and cooperatively with other communication instructors and Jones School faculty on team projects and integrated teaching curricula. Serves as a representative of the University and the Jones School, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration, and discretion in all interactions with students and other members of the Rice community and with the public.  

    Education Required

    Masters Degree (or higher) in Communication, English, Journalism, Business Administration, Marketing/Public Relations, or another discipline in which communication is a primary academic focus.  Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

    Education Preferred

    Doctorate in one of the fields listed above.

    Experience Required

    • At least five years of business experience where communication was a key component of the candidate’s job, or the ability to demonstrate significant knowledge of business.
    • At least two years of experience teaching business communication or a communications-related course at the either the undergraduate or graduate level, or commensurate experience in corporate training. 

    Other Skills Required

    • Capacity to manage multiple priorities.
    • Organizational skills including an attention to detail, time management, system for setting and monitoring priorities, and perseverance in order to meet deadlines.
    • Management skills including the ability to delegate work, and supervise and coach others.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to interact effectively with not only a diverse student body but also high-level university leaders and guests.
    • Ability to exercise mature, sound judgment.
    • Ability to manage last-minute changes and problems that might occur in class or at an event.
    • Strong working knowledge of personal computers and familiarity with online learning management systems.

    Citizenship/Work Authorization

    All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without requiring additional sponsorship.

    Application

    First stage: Submit resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: http://apply.interfolio.com/82811.

    Second stage: If the candidate passes the first stage, he/she/they will be asked by February 15 to email transcripts, teaching evaluations (or summaries), and other support documents. 

     

     

  • The Finance Faculty group in the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of finance. The appointment will be made at the rank of assistant professor to begin on July 1, 2021. The successful candidate is expected to produce high-quality research in the area of finance that results in publication in top journals in the field. A strong commitment to MBA and Ph.D. education is also expected.

    More seasoned candidates may be considered at other ranks. If you wish to be considered by the search committee, please upload the materials at the link below and indicate in your cover letter your appropriate rank.

    Job Qualifications:

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Finance or Economics by July 1st of the year employment commences.

    Application Procedure:

    Applicants should apply at http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/23887. Applications must include (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) graduate school transcripts, (4) two writing samples, and (5) three letters of recommendation (applicants must provide information for three references who will be automatically contacted for letters of recommendation). We will either be interviewing candidates at the AFA meeting in Chicago, Illinois in January 2020 or remotely via Zoom.

     

  • The Jones School is seeking applicants for one non-tenure-track position in finance (rank to be determined).

    Job Qualifications:

    A Ph.D. and evidence of high-quality teaching are required. Excellence in teaching and service are the primary criteria for the position although contribution to the school’s research environment can be a factor. Candidate must be capable of teaching across a wide spectrum of subject matters such as corporate finance, investments, business economics, and international finance. The Jones Graduate School of Business offers full-time, executive, and professional MBA programs, a PhD program, and an undergraduate minor in business.

    Application Procedure:

    Please apply at https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/24156 no later than Friday, November 16, 2020. To receive full consideration, please include the following:

    1. cover letter
    2. current CV
    3. teaching evaluations
    4. names and contact information for three references.

     

  • The Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University invites applications for an assistant/advanced assistant professor tenure-track position in the area of marketing with an emphasis on empirical modeling, preferably with a focus on machine learning and AI. The appointment begins July 1, 2021. The successful candidate is expected to produce high-quality research in the area of marketing that results in publications in top journals in the field and to effectively teach MBA, Masters in Analytics, and undergraduate courses.

    If you wish to be considered by the search committee, please upload the materials at the link below.

    Job Qualifications:

    Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. in marketing or related field by July 1st of the year employment commences.

    Application Procedure:

    The application deadline is November 15, 2020, but applications will be accepted until the search is closed. Applicants should apply at https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/24403. Applications must include (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) copies of any teaching evaluations, (4) job market paper, (5) other papers, and (6) three letters of recommendation (applicants must provide information for three references who will be automatically contacted for letters of recommendation).

     

  • The Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University, in Houston, Texas, is excited to announce the creation and expansion of an Operations Management group. We invite applications for two tenured positions in Operations Management to begin July 1, 2021. The appointment will be made at the rank of Associate professor or Full professor depending on the candidate’s track record. Successful candidates will have a strong research agenda and solid analytical and/or empirical skills. They should aspire to the highest standards of scholarship, professional activity, and commitment to MBA and PhD education. We are seeking candidates whose research interests and expertise lie in any of the quantitative areas of Operations Management.

    By hiring two new faculty this year and several additional faculty members in the near future, the Operations Management group should provide an excellent work environment within a top-tier business school. Located on a beautiful campus near downtown Houston, the fourth largest city in the nation, Rice University is consistently ranked in the top 20 research universities (U.S. News and World Report). Houston is a great place to live: https://www.visithoustontexas.com/

    Job Qualifications:

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Operations Management or related field and have an excellent publication record, an active research program and show evidence of high quality teaching.

    Application Procedure:

    The application deadline is November 15, 2020, but applications will be accepted until the search is closed.

    Applicants for the full professor position should apply at http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/24563

    Applicants for the associate professor position should apply at http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/24562

    Applications must include (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement (4) a teaching statement, and (5) 3-5 samples of published papers.

     

  • The Organizational Behavior (OB) faculty group in the Jones Graduate School of Business (JGSB) at Rice University in Houston, Texas, invites applications for an open position either at the associate or at the assistant professor level in the area of OB. The appointment will be as of July 1, 2021. Successful candidates are expected to produce interesting, high-quality research in organizational behavior, publish in top journals, and teach courses in the field of OB.

    The OB faculty at Rice University take pride in publishing high impact research in top-tier journals and books, and strive to provide transformative learning experiences for our students. Hiring a new faculty this year and potentially additional faculty in the coming year, the OB group provides an excellent work environment within a top-tier business school.

    Associate Professor Applicants


    Job Qualifications:

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in OB or related field and an established record of excellence in scholarly research, top journal publications, and excellence of teaching in the field of organizational behavior.

    Application Procedure:

    We will start reviewing applications on August 15, 2020, and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. We strongly encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible at http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/23977.  Applications must include:

    1. a cover letter
    2. a curriculum vitae
    3. three representative papers
    4. a research statement
    5. copies of teaching evaluations from the last three years.

    We will request letters of recommendation at a later stage of the recruiting process.

     

    Assistant Professor Applicants


    Job Qualifications:

    Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. in OB or related field by July 1st of the year employment commences. They must have demonstrated strong potential to achieve excellence in scholarly research, top journal publications, and excellence of teaching in the field of organizational behavior.

    Application Procedure:

    We will start reviewing applications on August 15, 2020, and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. We strongly encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible at http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/23976. Applications must include:

    1. a cover letter
    2. a curriculum vitae
    3. graduate school transcripts
    4. job market paper
    5. a research statement
    6. any recent teaching evaluations (if available)
    7. three letters of recommendation

     

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and actively encourages applications from women and underrepresented groups.

Karthik Balakrishnan
Karthik Balakrishnan Associate Professor of Accounting

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