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Rice University

Houston, TX | https://www.rice.edu/
Joined in November 2019

About Us

From its inception, Rice University has been dedicated to creating unconventional wisdom: preparing outstanding students for diverse careers and lives, contributing to the advancement of learning across a wide range of research and scholarship, and sharing that knowledge and discovery with the world.

About Rice

Rice's advantages are its relatively small size, urban location, diversity, and environment of interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration. Located in Houston, Texas, Rice is the second-smallest member of the Association of American Universities and is home to a carefully selected body of students, staff and faculty. Students from nearly 80 countries work side by side with some of the country's top teachers and researchers in seven academic schools, which rank among the highest in their disciplines. With an undergraduate enrollment of 3,970 and 2,934 graduate students, Rice seeks to attract the most talented people by promoting, celebrating and reaping the benefits of diversity. Every faculty and staff member at Rice plays a crucial role in cultivating Rice's diverse community of learning and path-breaking research.


The Rice Vision

Rice employees play an important part in what happens at the university. Before putting forward his 10-point Vision for the Second Century (V2C), Rice president David Leebron launched a sustained dialogue with the university's constituencies to discuss Rice's mission and aspirations. Looking ahead, the V2C still provides a good general framework for Rice's future, and Rice employees continue to play an integral role in that endeavor.

Benefits of Working at Rice

As a Rice employee, you'll enjoy a wide range of benefits, including health and dental coverage for you and your family, retirement plans, generous personal benefit time and paid holidays. Working at Rice gives you access to all of the same world-class facilities, athletic events and cultural offerings as Rice students. As a new staff or faculty member, you become a part of an extended family where there is no "i" in Rice. For a complete listing of benefits, visit http://people.rice.edu.

Houston - The City With No Limits

Rice's 300-acre, tree-lined campus is only a few miles from downtown Houston, which Forbes named "America's next great global city" and the Wall Street Journal called an "American Boomtown." The fourth-largest city in the country, Houston is home to 26 Fortune 500 company headquarters and the world's largest medical center. From premier performing arts events and world-class museum exhibitions to world-renowned restaurants and four professional sports teams, the city has something for everyone to enjoy. For more information, visit http://www.explore.rice.edu/explore/Houston1.asp.

From its inception, Rice University has been dedicated to creating unconventional wisdom: preparing outstanding students for diverse careers and lives, contributing to the advancement of learning across a wide range of research and…

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