Physics & Astronomy Open Positions

University of California, Los Angeles
Faculty Position in Advanced Imaging Science

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in advanced imaging science, broadly defined, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. Qualified applicants suited to appointment at the associate and full professor rank may also be considered. The Department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, excellence in teaching and high commitment to enhancing diversity in the university environment. Candidates will be expected to have expertise in developing, advancing and/or applying cutting-edge imaging methods (e.g. electron, X-ray, scanning probe, super-resolution, optical or other imaging techniques) to solve important problems in quantum physics, biophysics, condensed matter and/or materials physics. Successful candidates will be invited to join the STROBE National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center. 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 degree is required. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Applicants should apply online via the UCLA Academic Recruit website:  https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04859. Please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a statement of research accomplishments and plans, and a list of publications. Statements on teaching and contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion are required for a complete application. (Please visit the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website for Sample Guidance for Candidates on this Statement: https://equity.ucla.edu/programs-resources/faculty-search-process/facult....)  At least three, and up to five letters of recommendation are to be submitted through the same website. 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.

For full consideration, applications should be received by January 5, 2020.  Applications will be accepted after that date and until the search is closed.  Please refer to tracking number # JPF04859 in all correspondence.

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 at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


University of California, Los Angeles
Faculty Position in Theoretical and Computational Plasma Physics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in theoretical/computational plasma physics, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020.  Exceptionally qualified applicants for associate and full professor positions may also be considered.  The Department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, the capacity for excellence in teaching, and a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the department.  Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.  A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required.  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

The UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy has active research programs in theoretical, computational, and experimental plasma physics which include particle-in-cell simulation, turbulence and transport in magnetized plasmas, the nonlinear optics of plasmas, intense laser and beam plasma interactions, plasma-based acceleration, magnetic reconnection, inertial and magnetic confinement fusion energy, high-energy density plasmas, and space plasmas. Outstanding candidates are sought with expertise in theory and simulation, and the potential for exceptional research in frontier areas of plasma physics and for excellence in teaching.    

Candidates should apply online via the UCLA Academic Recruit website:  https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04833.  Candidates should please submit:  a cover letter;  a curriculum vita; a statement of research accomplishments, interests and plans;  a list of publications; a statement of teaching experience or interest; and a statement on the candidate's past, present, or planned contribution to equity, diversity and inclusion. More information on requirements for the latter can be found at the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion statement FAQ page, https://ucla.app.box.com/v/edi-statement-faqs. In addition, candidates should arrange to have 3-5 letters of recommendation submitted through the UCLA Academic Recruit website.  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.  

For full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until the search is closed. Please refer to tracking number #JPF04833 in all correspondence.

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 at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


University of California, Los Angeles
Assistant Researcher Position in Physics & Astronomy

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA seeks applications for a full-time (100%) Assistant Researcher in the area of Experimental Physical Acoustics, Microwave Propagation and Collisional Plasmas. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field. The applicant will have demonstrated ability in all three areas listed above. In addition, the applicant should be able to theoretically interpret their experiments. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a diversity statement and a publication list. Please submit your application materials at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04637. The deadline for applications is June 14, 2019.   

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 see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).


University of California, Los Angeles
Temporary Lecturer Position in Physics

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA seeks applications for several temporary lecturer positions in the area of General Physics during the 2019-2020 academic year. Responsibilities will include lecturing, conducting regularly scheduled office hours, writing and grading exams and problem sets, and supervising teaching assistants. Lecturer appointments are established quarter by quarter according to the instructional needs and budget constraints of the department. Applications will be kept on file for consideration for any openings that may occur throughout the year. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy and have prior experience in teaching large undergraduate courses at the college level. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and a statement of teaching philosophy (ca. 1 page).  Please submit your application materials at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04589. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2019.  However, the search will remain open until any 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, 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 Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct). 


University of California, Los Angeles
Temporary Lecturer Position in Astronomy

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA seeks applications for several temporary lecturer positions in the area of General Astronomy during the 2019-2020 academic year. Responsibilities will include lecturing, conducting regularly scheduled office hours, writing and grading exams and problem sets, and supervising teaching assistants. Lecturer appointments are established quarter by quarter according to the instructional needs and budget constraints of the department. Applications will be kept on file for consideration for any openings that may occur throughout the year. Qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy and have prior experience in teaching large undergraduate courses at the college level. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and a statement of teaching philosophy (ca. 1 page).  Please submit your application materials at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04588. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2019.  However, the search will remain open until any 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, 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 Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).