Open Rank Faculty Position in Materials Science & Engineering
Position overviewPosition title: Open Rank Faculty: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor
Open date: October 3, 2022
Most recent review date: Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022 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: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 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.
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.
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering invites applications for a junior tenure-track faculty position. Applicants for the positions must have a demonstrated record of excellence in, or show exceptional promise for, high-quality research, teaching, and professional development. This year’s search priority will be given to candidates specializing in advanced characterizations (e.g., include but not limited to multimodal characterizations, in situ/in operando characterizations), energy materials, and human-materials interface. Applications will be considered at all levels, with a preference for appointments at the Assistant Professor level.
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/JPF07778) 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 1, 2022 and will continue to review applications submitted after November 1, 2022. Those submitted before December 1, 2022 will receive full consideration. Inquiries about the position and nominations of potential candidates should be directed to Prof. Yang Yang (email@example.com).
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Candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent in Materials Science and Engineering or a closely related discipline at date of hire.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
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Statement of Teaching
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