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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Faculty Position in Exoplanet Characterization at UCLA

University of California Los Angeles
Estados Unidos
Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Sáb, 13/01/2024
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Lun, 01/04/2024


The UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences (EPSS) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Exoplanet Characterization at the Assistant Professor rank. Applications from individuals with expertise that complements and synergizes existing strengths of UCLA's planetary science and exoplanet research are especially encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from those with experience in research, teaching, and community/collegial service that have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence in scholarship and equity, diversity, and inclusion. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and, through UC's Time Allocation processes, will have the opportunity to apply for observing time at W. M. Keck ( and Lick Observatories ( Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Planetary Science, Astrophysics, or a related field by the date of hire, July 1, 2024.

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

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

Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit website at beginning December 15, 2023, and reviews of submitted applications will commence on February 1, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

The sets the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table(s) 1 The salary range for this position is $74,600 - $97,200 annually. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. See the campus compensation page for additional information.

The target start date is July 1, 2024.

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