Assistant Professor Position in AOS



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Job description

Requisition Number: JPF06993

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.

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

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