Physics & Astronomy Open Positions

UCLA Lecturer PSOE Position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy

The UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy seeks applications for a full-time career Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (similar to tenure-track) beginning July 1, 2017.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a PhD in Physics. The successful applicant will be a broadly trained physicist who is dedicated to undergraduate teaching and pedagogy, both at the upper and lower undergraduate levels, and is interested in belonging to a top physics department.

Duties and Responsibilities: In addition to making significant contributions to lower and upper-division teaching (up to 6 quarter-courses per year), the Lecturer will engage in a combination of: curriculum development, advisement of undergraduate students, mentoring visiting and junior faculty, and participation in service activities. In addition to teaching, specific duties may include the development and implementation of new courses and curricula at the undergraduate level, as well as leadership roles in undergraduate activities and advising, community outreach activities and in improving instructional resources. It is expected that the Lecturer will be involved in program development, attend relevant professional meetings, and review programs. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Further information about physics at UCLA can be found at http://www.pa.ucla.edu.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching. This position is part of the Department's vision to modernize the teaching of physics, and provide a resource for long-term sustainability. Applications received on or before June 6, 2017 will be given full consideration, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please refer to tracking number # JPF02865 in all correspondence.

Apply online via the UCLA Academic Recruit website: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02865. Please submit a letter of interest outlining experiences and qualifications including teaching philosophy and physics interests and accomplishments, a curriculum vita and publication record, and arrange through this website to have 3-5 letters of recommendation submitted. For more information contact Laurie Ultan-Thomas, administrative analyst, at chair@physics.ucla.edu or 310-825-3440, or 475 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1547.

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 and Affirmative Action Policy, http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


University of California, Los Angeles

Postdoctoral Position in High Energy Nuclear Physics

Deadline: December 20, 2016
Job description: The high energy nuclear theory group at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a postdoctoral position starting Fall 2017 or earlier. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear or particle physics by the beginning of the postdoctoral appointment. The applicant is expected to work with Prof. Zhongbo Kang, as well as students in the group. The research interests of the group are primarily in Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and strong interaction, and their applications in high energy nuclear and particle physics, with main research topics such as:

♦ QCD structure of the nucleon and spin physics: transverse momentum dependent distributions (TMDs), global analysis
♦ Perturbative QCD and effective field theory in high energy physics: jet, jet substructure, heavy flavor/quarkonium
♦ Hard scattering and small-x physics in nucleus and heavy ion collisions: cold nuclear matter/multiple scattering

Interested applicants should submit their applications (CV, research statement, and list of publications) on academicjobsonline.org and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation uploaded on your behalf. The application package should be uploaded here (so-called eDelivery Service):

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/edelivery/2664

Applications should be submitted by December 20, 2016, for full consideration. For further information, please contact Prof. Zhongbo Kang (zkang@physics.ucla.edu).

Contact: Zhongbo Kang
Email: zkang@physics.ucla.edu
More Information: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/edelivery/2664


University of California, Los Angeles
Postdoctoral Positions in Physics & Astronomy

Two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions in experimental condensed matter physics group at UCLA are available. These positions can start as early as 06/2016. Successful candidates will join Prof. Ni Ni’s group and focus on the synthesis and characterization of materials. A combination of single crystal growth, solid state reaction, X-ray diffraction, transport and thermodynamic measurements will be involved in the research. Candidates should have strong background and substantial research experience on material systems with expertise on some of the following areas: high pressure synthesis, single crystal growth, transport/ magnetic and thermal properties measurements, crystal structure determination or measurements under pressures. Applications should include CV with a list of publications, a summary of research interest, and three Reference Letters.

Inquiry to these positions can be sent to Prof. Ni Ni at nini@physics.ucla.edu. Only electronic applications uploaded through the following website will be considered:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7200

Applications received before 05/20/2016 will be under full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

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


University of California, Los Angeles
Postdoctoral Position: Experimental High Energy Physics at the Compact Muon Solenoid

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at the University of California,  Los Angeles (UCLA). UCLA plays a leading role in the Compact Muon  Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the LHC in data analysis and in detector construction and operations.

The successful applicant will work in the research group of Profs. Robert Cousins, Jay Hauser and David Saltzberg. The UCLA CMS group serves in leadership positions in the endcap muon detector system and its electronics. The position will include development of trigger electronics for the new Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) muon detectors and will be initially based at UCLA. The position would also include data analysis, especially in future years, and could optionally include relocation to CERN.

The group is looking for an outstanding applicant who has obtained, or is about to obtain, a Ph.D. in Experimental Particle Physics. Applicants should send a CV, a list of publications to which he or she made a specific contribution, and a brief statement of research interests to cmspostdocsearch@physics.ucla.edu . Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address.

For full consideration, applications should be received by February 15, 2016. However, the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Women and minority candidates are urged to apply.

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 The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.