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Rice University

Rice University

Rice University’s success in executing its mission and achieving its ambitious goals significantly depends on excellent staff performance. At Rice, we strive to build a community of entrepreneurial leaders whose contributions drive a culture of excellence and high-performance.

Set in the heart of Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest city, Rice is a comprehensive research university that fosters diversity and an intellectual environment that produces the next generation of leaders and advances tomorrow’s thinking.

“As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.”– Rice University Mission Statement


Benefits & Perks

Rice University offers a wide array of benefits and perks, including medical and dental coverage for you and your family, disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, retirement plans, and generous time off programs. These not only enhance your financial security and well-being, they also add significantly to your total compensation.

In order to help you balance work and life, Rice also offers an Employee Assistance Program, child care and back-up child care services, and a wellness program to encourage a healthier lifestyle. The Recreation Center also has a number of programs and activities available to Rice staff to promote and maintain active and healthy living. And as an institution of higher education, Rice encourages learning and ongoing education for the staff with various tuition programs.


Besides the traditional employee benefits, other perks offered to Rice employees include musical offerings from the Shepherd School of Music, full access to the Fondren Library, and free and/or reduced cost to Rice University athletic events. If you would like to take a look at the Rice University campus, please take a few minutes and visit us by taking a virtual tour at


Rice University’s students and employees are also committed to energy and water sustainability, from the commitment to achieving LEED certification for new construction, to recycling of construction waste, to trayless dining, to establishing a successful community gardening program, just to name a few. Additionally, Rice University is a member of the US Green Building Council and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Rice employees may access members-only resources from both of these organizations with a email address.
For more information, please visit Sustainability at Rice.


Rice’s hometown of Houston, a city alive with energy and rich in diversity, provides a dynamic mix of imagination, talent, and first-class attractions making it a world-class city and popular international destination. And since Rice is centrally located in this thriving, metropolitan area, Rice University’s employees have access to the topflight Houston Museum District, beautiful Hermann Park, and vibrant and diverse shopping and dining in the historic Rice Village. Learn more about Houston by visiting


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Jobs at Rice University

  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in History of Modern Africa (Colonial and Post-Colonial)

  • 77005, Houston
  • Rice University welcomes applicants for Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in History of Modern Africa (Colonial and Post-Colonial)

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  • Arab American Educational Foundation Professorship

  • Houston, Texas (US)
  • Rice University welcomes applications for an Arab American Educational Foundation Professorship

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