Assistant Professor — English
The livability of Houston and the quality of the institution were what drove Joe to Rice when he began looking for his next career opportunity.
“Rice has all the advantages of a compact, elite university packaged in a great city. It offers me a university with a rich and strong tradition in the humanities, the intense closeness of a liberal arts college and the opportunity to work with graduate students. Rice also provides a flexible schedule, which is important to me. With our great student–to–faculty ratio, no one is overwhelmed with too much work. That presents an ideal set of working conditions which benefits me, as I have a partner in Boston and need to travel. And Houston is Rice’s not-so-secret asset. I enjoy all the arts, especially on campus. Three or four times a week, I can walk to the Shepherd School of Music for great concerts. Rice and Houston provide the total package — an institution you want to work at located in a lively and livable city.”