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Open Rank Faculty Position in Materials Science and Engineering

Application Window

Open date: September 1st, 2020

Last review date: Friday, Nov 20, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Building upon its commitment to foster an inclusive environment and promote the success of underrepresented students, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science invites applications for multiple open rank tenure-track faculty positions.
Applicants for the position must have a proven record of excellence or show exceptional promise for high-quality research, teaching and professional development. In addition, applicants must have a demonstrated record of interest in and commitment to the mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations. The successful candidate will be expected to advance their active mentoring activities and participate in programs that provide research and professional development opportunities for our diverse student body (such as our Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity, our Women in Engineering program, the National Society for Black Engineers, Society of Latino Engineers and Scientists, and American Indian Science and Engineering Society). Teaching and service expectations will not exceed those of other faculty positions. Applications for appointments at all levels will be considered (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor).
Applicants must have an earned a doctorate in materials science or a related field. The Department seeks candidates who demonstrate the ability to build an active, interdisciplinary, high-quality research program in one or more of the following areas: Structural Materials, Energy Materials, Electronic and Optical Materials. Cross-cutting of the applicant’s research activities with one or more of the school’s focus areas is desirable: advanced materials and manufacturing; engineering in medicine and biology; sustainable and resilient urban systems; artificial intelligence and machine learning; cryptography, cybersecurity and networking; and robotics and cyber-physical systems. However, outstanding applicants in other areas will also be considered. Applicants must exhibit promise in developing and maintaining an extramurally supported research program, publishing and disseminating research findings, and serving as leaders at the forefront of their fields.
Application packages should be submitted through the online application system: The following documents are to be submitted: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion with particular attention to mentoring achievements and future mentoring goals, 3) statement of research interest, 4) statement of teaching interest, and 5) a cover letter. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2020 and continue until positions are filled. Inquiries about the position and nominations of potential candidates should be directed to
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 at

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Job location

Los Angeles, CA