Ladder Faculty Search in Space Physics


The UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) seeks outstanding applicants for a ladder faculty position in Space Physics. Preference is for an appointment at the Assistant or Associate level, but more senior levels will also be considered.

Candidates with research interests in any aspect(s) of Magnetospheric or Ionospheric Physics, including coupling with the Thermosphere, are encouraged to apply. Backgrounds in theory, modeling, and/or observational analysis will be considered. The UCLA Space Physics program is cooperative and interdepartmental, including faculty in the Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences and the Physics Departments. The UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, is a vibrant and collaborative department with faculty interested in atmospheric, climate, and ocean dynamics, as well as Space Physics. The ability of applicants to profit from, complement, and further contribute to UCLA’s long-standing strength in Space Physics will be a consideration in evaluation.

The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree at the time of appointment and will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the AOS department, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He or she will also be expected to lead or develop a first rate research program in Space Physics, including interactions with others of all levels within the UCLA Space Physics community. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The target start date is on or after July 1, 2015.

Please submit your online application to the Search Committee for faculty position in Space Physics(tracking #0965- 1415-01). Please include: (i) a detailed statement of teaching and research interests; (ii) curriculum vitae; (iii) a list of 3-4 individuals who are familiar with your work and can serve as a reference. Applications are due by October 15, 2014, but the position will remain open until filled.

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