Open positions in Physics & Astronomy



University of California, Los Angeles
Faculty Position in Physics and Astrophysics

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a faculty position at the assistant, associate or full professor level, open to all areas of experimental physics and astrophysics instrumentation. The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2021. The department is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position with the potential for exceptional research achievement and excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Outstanding candidates for a tenured appointment will have a commensurate record of exceptional research achievement and excellence in teaching at all levels. The appointee is expected to maintain a vigorous externally funded research program. Candidates must have a strong commitment to, and potential for exceptional achievement in, mentoring students from underrepresented and underserved populations, and for fostering a local climate that is welcoming to diversity. Candidates for a tenured position should additionally have a strong track record of such mentoring and commitment to a welcoming climate. Financial resources, earmarked specifically toward activities fostering a climate welcoming of diversity, will be made available. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Initial review will start on November 28, 2020 and for full consideration, applications should be received by December 18, 2020. However, applications will be accepted until the search is closed.

Apply online via the UCLA Academic Recruit website: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF05913.

Please submit cover letter, curriculum vita, publication list, 3-5 letters of recommendation, statement of research accomplishments and description of future research plans, statement of teaching experience and interest, and statement of contributions and commitment to diversity.

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 please cut and paste the following link into a browser: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


University of California, Los Angeles
STROBE Postdoctoral Fellow Position

The University of California at Los Angeles and the STROBE NSF Science & Technology Center are seeking candidates for a SROBE Postdoctoral Fellow to work in atomic electron tomography, coherent diffractive imaging (CDI) and/or ptychography. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art electron microscopes and/or coherent X-ray sources to study quantum, energy, disordered, and/or biological materials. Experience in S/TEM, CDI / ptychography, computational methods, phase retrieval, X-ray/electron imaging/diffraction or material characterization is preferred, but candidates with a strong background in other areas will be equally considered. Applicants should send a CV and a list of publications to Prof. John Miao (miao@physics.ucla.edu).

For more information, please visit www.physics.ucla.edu/research/imaging.

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
Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Physics & Astronomy at UCLA

The Plasma Diagnostics Group at UCLA is looking for a qualified person to fill an experimental Postdoctoral Scholar position. A qualified candidate should have received a Ph.D. in Plasma Physics or a related field and have a demonstrated background in experimental plasma physics. The Postdoctoral position involves implementing, operating, and utilizing three microwave diagnostics namely fluctuation reflectometer, Doppler backscattering (DBS), and cross-polarization scattering (CPS) diagnostics at the NSTX-U spherical tokamak situated at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), New Jersey. These diagnostic techniques measure internal density turbulence (reflectometry and DBS), turbulence flows (DBS), and internal magnetic turbulence (CPS). These measurements are used to address important areas of fusion energy and high temperature plasma research including physics of fast ion transport, plasma turbulence, thermal and particle transport, flows, etc. These are very exciting areas of research with significant opportunities for journal publications and public presentations. We seek applicants with laboratory, technical, and software expertise. Experience with microwave diagnostics is a plus but is not required. The responsibilities of this position will include proposing new experiments, leading experimental efforts, data analysis using advanced numerical techniques, close participation in experimental efforts, writing and publishing results in scientific journals, and oral presentations of results. This work will be performed under the guidance of a Researcher in the UCLA Physics and Astronomy Department. Work will take place onsite at the NSTX-U spherical tokamak located in PPPL, New Jersey. Hiring is contingent on having the right to work in the U.S. and a willingness to relocate to New Jersey upon hiring. Candidates must also be willing to work in the NSTX-U facility under the provisions for visitors to the facility during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, a current CV, and two letters of reference to Dr. Terry Rhodes at trhodes@ucla.edu.


University of California, Los Angeles
LECTURER POSITION IN ASTRONOMY

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA seeks applications for several lecturer positions in the area of General Astronomy during the 2021-2022 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/JPF06375. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2021. 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
LECTURER POSITION IN PHYSICS

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA seeks applications for several lecturer positions in the area of General Physics during the 2021-2022 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/JPF06374. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2021. 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).