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Open Rank (Tenure-Track/Tenured) Faculty Position in Planetary Geochemistry

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor

Application Window

Open date: September 22nd, 2021

Last review date: Friday, Oct 29, 2021 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: Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022 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

The UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences (EPSS) invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in Planetary Geochemistry at any rank. We encourage applicants from all sub-disciplines of planetary geochemistry to apply. Applications from individuals with expertise that complements existing strengths in geochemistry, cosmochemistry, meteoritics, and planetary science at UCLA will be especially welcome. We encourage those with experience in research, teaching, and community/collegial service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence and equity, diversity, and inclusion to apply. Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in planetary science, geochemistry, cosmochemistry, or a related field by the date of hire, July 1, 2022.

EPSS faculty conduct research in geology, geobiology, geochemistry, planetary science, geophysics, paleobiology, and space physics. Planetary scientists in EPSS study extrasolar planets as well as the Solar System. The Department has a strong tradition of integrative research that transcends traditional discipline boundaries. The ability of applicants to contribute to this multidisciplinary ethos will be a consideration in evaluation, in addition to their commitment to enhancing the diversity of EPSS faculty and students.

To apply, candidates must submit (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, (c) statement of research, (d) statement of teaching, (e) statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, (f) writing samples, and (g) the names of three to five individuals who are familiar with your work and can serve as references.

Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit web site at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06909 beginning September 22, 2021 and reviews of submitted applications will commence on October 29, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The target start date is July 1, 2022.

UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling and other family concerns. For additional information, visit the UCLA Academic Personnel Office website or the UC Office of the President’s website.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. in Geochemistry, Cosmochemistry, or a related field by the date of hire, July 1, 2022.

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.

  • Writing Sample #1

  • Writing Sample #2 (Optional)

  • Writing Sample #3 (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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

Please provide contact information for your references. Your references may or may not be contacted for letters of recommendation. Candidates will be informed prior to contacting references.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06909

Help contact: jhuning@epss.ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA