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Assistant Professor Position in AOS

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open date: November 1st, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Jan 3, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Jan 15, 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 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. 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 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.

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.

Applications are due by January 15, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or equivalent

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)

Please provide contact information for your references. Your references may or may not be contacted for letters of recommendation.

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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.