Open Positions

Faculty Position

Full Professor, Department Chair

The Wiess School of Natural Sciences at Rice University seeks a tenured full professor to serve as Chair of the Department of Kinesiology during a period of growth in faculty and facilities. The Chair will lead development of the vision for the department, establish an independent and vigorous research program, and oversee the department’s education and research programs and administrative functions.

The ideal candidate will be a strong leader with experience or clear potential for leadership in higher education, including effective organizational and personnel management skills, and demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and the teaching and research missions of a research university. Creation of new graduate-level degree programs and expansion of partnerships with the Texas Medical Center, the Department of Athletics, and other academic departments at Rice University are expected. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Kinesiology or a related discipline, with demonstrated ability to establish a collaborative, nationally-recognized research program, with exercise physiology and human performance especially encouraged.

Applications for this position must be submitted electronically at Applicants will be required to submit the following: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement on research; (4) statement on teaching; (5) statement on diversity, mentoring, and outreach; (6) PDF copies of up to three publications; and (7) the names, affiliations, and email addresses of three professional references. The Department of Kinesiology and Rice University, located in the vibrant and diverse city of Houston, TX, are strongly committed to a culturally diverse intellectual community. In this spirit, we particularly welcome applications from all genders and members of historically underrepresented groups. We will begin reviewing applications November 15, 2021. To receive full consideration, all application materials must be received by January 1, 2022. The expected appointment date is July, 2022.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and consider 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.


S203 Tudor Fieldhouse

(713)348-8816 (Office)
(713)348-8808 (Fax)


6100 Main St, MS-545 Houston, TX 77005

Our offices are located on the 2nd floor of Tudor Fieldhouse on the east side of the building. The easiest way to access our suite is to enter through the east side door that faces the intramural fields and Wiess College. You will then go up the stairway to the 2nd floor, and our suite will be through the open door ahead on the right.