Physics & Astronomy Open Positions

University of California, Los Angeles
Faculty Position in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
 
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics. It is anticipated the appointment will be made at the assistant professor rank, but applicants qualified for the associate professor rank will also be considered. Topics of interest are at the interface between AMO and condensed matter physics, especially in quantum optics and quantum micromechanical systems, ultracold quantum gases (atomic and molecular), and quantum information, simulation, and entanglement. Candidates with different experimental perspectives within AMO physics, broadly defined, are also encouraged to apply. 
 
The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, and excellence in teaching, and also a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate student population, and of the majors in physics and astronomy. Candidates with broad interests and creative approaches to important problems are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have the potential to interact with scientists and engineers across a wide spectrum of disciplines at UCLA, to conduct inter-disciplinary research, to develop new and emerging areas and to help develop new interdisciplinary initiatives. State-of-the-art clean rooms and equipment for nano-fabrication are accessible in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the California NanoSystems Institute on campus.  A Ph.D. (or equivalent) is required.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2015 and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
 
Apply online via UCLA Academic Recruit:  https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00501.  Please submit curriculum vitae, statement of future research plans, statement of teaching interests, and a list of publications.  In addition, candidates must arrange for 3 letters of reference to be uploaded to UCLA Academic Recruit.  To assure consideration, all application materials and letters should be received by December 31, 2014.
 
Questions about the application process may be directed to chair@physics.ucla.edu.  Please refer to JPF00501.
 
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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy please cut and paste the following link into a browser: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

University of California, Los Angeles
Faculty Position in Theoretical/Computational Biological Physics
 
The UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a full time, tenure-track, position in the area of Theoretical/Computational Biological Physics.  It is anticipated the appointment will be made at the assistant professor rank, but applicants qualified for the associate professor rank will also be considered. UCLA offers a wide spectrum of related disciplines in the Physical and Life Science, as well as facilities such as the Institute for Digital Research and Education, the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics and the California NanoSystems Institute. The successful candidate will have the potential to interact with scientists in other departments to conduct inter-disciplinary research.
 
We are seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, excellence in teaching, and also a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate student population, and of the majors in Physics and Astronomy.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics and have an outstanding record of research achievement in the areas of Theoretical and/or Computational Biological Physics. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development of the UCLA Biophysics Major and the Center for Biological Physics. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2015 and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  
 
Apply online via the UCLA Academic Recruit:  https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00553.  Please submit cover letter, curriculum vita, including publication list, statement of research accomplishments and description of future research plans, statement of teaching experience and interest.  In addition, candidates must arrange for 3 letters of reference to be uploaded to UCLA Academic Recruit. Applications are due by December 31, 2014 and review of applications will begin on December 19, 2014.  
 
Questions about the application process may be directed to chair@physics.ucla.edu.  Please refer to JPF00553.
 
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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy please cut and paste the following link into a browser: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

University of California, Los Angeles
Faculty Position in Theoretical Elementary Particles
 
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles is seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in theoretical elementary particles. It is anticipated the appointment will be made at the assistant professor rank, but applicants qualified for the associate professor rank will also be considered. Faculty members at UCLA conduct research, teach undergraduate and graduate physics courses, and supervise graduate participation in research. We are particularly interested in candidates doing research in areas that include perturbative and non-perturbative quantum field theory, particle physics and model building beyond the Standard Model, collider phenomenology, astroparticle physics and neutrino physics and astrophysics. 
 
The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning). A Ph.D. (or equivalent) is required.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2015 and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
 
Apply online via UCLA Academic Recruit:  https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00582. Please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, and statement of research interests.  In addition, candidates must arrange for 3 to 6 letters of reference to be uploaded to UCLA Academic Recruit.  To assure consideration, all application materials and letters should be received by December 31, 2014.
 
Questions about the application process may be directed to chair@physics.ucla.edu.  Please refer to JPF00582.
 
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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy please cut and paste the following link into a browser: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
 
 

Postdoctoral position in multi-scale physics of Black Holes, stars and exoplanets
 
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Smadar Naoz's research group within UCLA's department of physics and astronomy. The position will involve independent research and collaboration with Professor Smadar Naoz. The research topics are broadly related to dynamical gravitational interactions covering wide range of scales which include (but not limited to):
 
  • Planetary system dynamical interactions
  • Multi stellar system interactions and stellar evolution
  • Stellar dynamics in the presence of extreme gravitational potential, such as massive black holes
 
A successful candidate would be able to join the Galactic Center group and/or iPLEX depending on the specific research interests. Furthermore, a successful candidate will the be joining a very active astronomy department that is playing a leading role in both Keck and TMT. 
 
Candidates with interest in these topics are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Astrophysics and/or equivalent field by the date of hire. The position will initially be for one year, with an extension on a year-by-year basis up to three years total, pending satisfactory performance. 
 
Qualified applicants should e-mail a single PDF to astrodyn@astro.ucla.edu containing:
 
  • A CV, including a publications list
  • A brief statement of past research and future aims (3 pages or less)
 
Please also arrange for three letters of reference to be e-mailed to astrodyn@astro.ucla.edu by December 15th, 2014. Review of applications will begin on December 15th, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The position will start in the fall of 2015 or later. Information on postdoctoral appointments and resources at UCLA is available here. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. This position will be benefits eligible.
 
Summary
 
Deadline: December 15, 2014 
 
Applications should be e-mailed to: astrodyn@astro.ucla.edu
 
 
Questions and inquiries can be sent to: snaoz@astro.ucla.edu