Faculty Position in Observational Astronomy and Astrophysics University of California at Los Angeles, Department of Physics and Astronomy United States

Faculty Position in Observational Astronomy and Astrophysics




Open date: November 28th, 2017
Last review date: January 16th, 2018

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: April 20th, 2018

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.



University of California, Los Angeles

Faculty Position in Observational Astronomy and Astrophysics


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in observational astronomy and astrophysics, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. Qualified applicants for associate and full professor positions may also be considered. 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. Of particular interest is an individual who can take advantage of the University of California’s investment in the W. M. Keck Observatory (http://www.keckobservatory.org/) and the future Thirty Meter Telescope (http://www.tmt.org/), provide scientific leadership for these facilities, and leverage upcoming observatories such as JWST, LSST, TESS, and WFIRST. This search prioritizes candidates with research programs that include one of the following two areas: the Galactic Center or extrasolar planets. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to capitalize on UCLA’s significant existing resources, such as the Galactic Center Group (http://www.galacticcenter.astro.ucla.edu/), the Institute for Planets and Exoplanets (http://planets.ucla.edu/), and the Infrared Laboratory (https://irlab.astro.ucla.edu/). A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.


Applicants should apply online via the UCLA Academic Recruit website: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03412. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, publication list, a statement of teaching experience or interest, and contact information for 3-5 reference letter writers.


For full consideration, applications should be received by January 16, 2018. Review of applications will start on January 16, 2018. However, applications will be accepted until the search is closed. Please refer to tracking number #JPF03412 in all correspondence.


The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.


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 at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.



Los Angeles, CA


More information about this recruitment: http://www.pa.ucla.edu/content/physics-astronomy-open-positions




  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Statement of Research (or Plans to Develop a Research Program)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • List of Publications

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)



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