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Open Rank Faculty Position in Materials Science & Engineering

Position overview

Position title: Open Rank Faculty: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor

Application Window

Open date: October 11th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Dec 17, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 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

Building upon its commitment to foster an inclusive environment and promote the success of underrepresented students, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering invites applications for multiple open rank tenure-track faculty positions.

Applicants for the positions must have a demonstrated record of excellence in, 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, and our student organizations listed at https://samueli.ucla.edu/equity-diversity-and-inclusion/). Teaching and service expectations will not exceed those of other faculty positions. Applications will be considered at all levels, with a preference for appointments at the Assistant Professor level.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is conducting a search for exceptional faculty candidates in disciplines related to human-materials interface, to investigate novel materials to create new modes of human-machine communications, perform health monitoring, medical diagnosis and treatment, and improve living and working conditions with minimal energy usage. Candidates specializing in materials physics/advanced characterization and quantum materials are also welcome to apply.

Candidates whose technical interests complement and augment the Department’s existing strengths and are well positioned to develop collaborations as part of multidisciplinary research teams are of particular interest. Our hiring priority is focused on the frontiers of Materials Science and Engineering research, where a candidate’s impact, originality, and promise for developing and maintaining a strong, extramurally supported research program has been demonstrated. We are interested in outstanding candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship and to a diverse campus climate.

These positions require a Ph.D. or equivalent in Materials Science and Engineering or a closely related discipline at date of hire.
Application packages should be submitted online through https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF06971 and include the following documents: 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 15, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries about the position and nominations of potential candidates should be directed to Prof. Suneel Kodambaka (kodambaka@ucla.edu).

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Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates with a PhD in Materials Science and Eng ineering or a related field at date of hire.

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)

Contact information only

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06971

Help contact: jhnunez@seas.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