Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor Position  of Atmospheric or Climate Sciences

The UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in any aspect(s) of Atmospheric or Climate Sciences.  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 especially encouraged to apply.

The UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences is a vibrant and collaborative department with faculty interested in atmospheric, climate, oceanic, and space sciences.  Considerations in the evaluation of applicants include the ability of applicants to complement and further contribute to UCLA’s long-standing strengths in atmospheric and climate research and education, as well as a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of AOS faculty members, the graduate student population, and undergraduate majors within the field.

The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree at the time of appointment. They will be expected to lead or develop a first-rate research program in Atmospheric or Climate Sciences, advance the teaching mission of the AOS department, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at UCLA.  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  The target start date is on July 1, 2022.

Please submit your online application to the Search Committee for a faculty position in Atmospheric or Climate Sciences at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF06993. Please include: (1) curriculum vitae; (2) cover letter; (3) a statement of current research and future direction; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy; (5) a statement of contributions to diversity, and (6) a list of 3-5 individuals who are familiar with your work and can serve as references.               

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Applications are due by January 15, 2022, but the position will remain open until 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 please follow this link: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Academic Administrator IV

The department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences seeks (AOS) a Ph.D. level Atmospheric Scientist to lead weather-related educational activities, engage with the broader weather forecasting community, provide weather-related expertise in the department and contribute to the teaching and practical training of the next generation of Atmospheric Science professionals. The successful candidate will be responsible for building and maintaining strong connections to the meteorological forecasting community, building relationships with organizations that can offer internships to undergraduate and graduate students, teaching in the areas of weather forecasting and other areas of atmospheric science as appropriate, advising students in career development for weather forecasting and related fields, and related activities. It is hoped that these activities will contribute to the growth of the undergraduate majors in AOS.
Coordinate the professional/career development portion of the undergraduate and master's programs in the department, including professional internships, external contacts with partners in the private sector, government agencies, alumni relations, etc., especially related to weather.
Contribute to ensuring AOS majors have the option of a track that leads them to be well prepared and qualified for work in the National Weather Service.
Serve as the main point of contact for meteorology and weather information in the department, including management of campus weather station data and weather forecasting for field campaigns and if desired, the campus. Occasionally engage in weather-related outreach.
Contribute to undergraduate, and masters-level teaching in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Department, including introductory and advanced courses in the broad area of meteorology and atmospheric sciences.
Teaching responsibilities will include developing and delivering weather forecast modules for existing classes, classroom teaching, and associated class management, and organizing guest speakers. The schedule will be determined by the AOS Department Chair.
Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology, or related fields as well as industrial experience. Knowledge of and experience with or evidence of commitment and willingness to learn evidence-based teaching techniques and best practices for integrating equity, diversity, and inclusion in the classroom.
For other requirements and information related to this position please visit https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07032