Open Rank (Tenure-Track/Tenured) Faculty Position in Space Physics at UCLA

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Publish Date: 
Friday, August 27, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, September 24, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Open Rank (Tenure-Track/Tenured) Faculty Position in Space Physics at UCLA


The UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences (EPSS) invites applications for a tenure- track/tenured faculty position in Space Physics at any rank/level. We encourage applicants from all sub- disciplines of space physics to apply, but we are particularly interested in candidates in the area of experimental space physics pertaining to the interaction of small solar system bodies, moons, or planets with solar winds or flowing plasmas (e.g., at asteroids, Mars, Uranus, or Galilean satellites). We welcome applicants whose experience in research, teaching, and community/collegial service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence and equity, diversity, and inclusion. Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field by the date of hire, July 1, 2022.


EPSS is a vibrant and collaborative department with faculty interested in planetary, geology, geochemistry, geophysics, paleobiology, and space physics. Space physics research and education at UCLA spans several departments, including faculty in the Departments of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences and Physics & Astronomy in addition to EPSS. These departments have active research programs in physics of the solar wind, inner and outer magnetospheric physics, ionospheric physics (with connections to the neutral atmosphere), and space weather, utilizing numerical simulations, laboratory experiments, space-based and ground-based platforms. The ability of applicants to complement, and further contribute to UCLA’s long-standing strength in space physics will be a consideration in evaluation in addition to their commitment to enhancing the diversity of EPSS faculty members, graduate student population, and majors within the field.


To apply, candidates must submit (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, (c) statement of research, (d) statement of teaching, (e) statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, (f) writing samples, and (g) the names of three – five individuals familiar with the candidate’s work who can serve as references.


Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit web site at beginning September 1, 2021 and reviews of submitted applications will commence on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The target start date is July 1, 2022.


UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling and other family concerns. For additional information, visit the UCLA Academic Personnel Office website or the UC Office of the President’s website.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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