Tenure Track Faculty Position in Materials for Sustainable Future

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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Materials for Sustainable Future
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF07850

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for tenure-track faculty position(s) in the general domain of civil engineering materials, with a focus on “Materials for a Sustainable Future.” Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or related fields including, but not restricted to: Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, or Geochemistry by the date of hire. The position is open at all levels but hiring at the level of assistant professor is preferred.

Applicants for the position must have a demonstrated record of excellence or show exceptional promise for high-quality research, teaching, professional development and the ability to build an extramurally funded research program in the strategic area of materials for sustainability and carbon management. Specific focus areas include:

(a) System-level chemical engineering, process design, and process modeling,
(b) Materials for large-scale CO2 capture & removal and elemental recovery, and,
(c) Large-scale additive manufacturing of cementitious materials.

The Civil & Environmental Engineering Department and the Institute of Carbon Management (ICM) house comprehensive laboratories that are equipped to carry out pioneering studies relevant to materials design, fabrication, and characterization across length scales. Access is available to high-performance computing (HPC) platforms via university-wide initiatives. The department hosts very highly-selective undergraduate and graduate programs, and is engaged in various research collaborations, both within engineering and with a spectrum of departments and programs at UCLA, across the UC system, and with other universities and across industrial sectors.

Formal screening will begin on November 15, 2022, for a July 1, 2023 appointment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a detailed curriculum vita, full contact information for three to five references (including an email address), a research plan, and teaching and diversity statements (6 pages total excluding curriculum vita).

The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for not only exceptional research and excellence in teaching, but who also have a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate and undergraduate student populations (https://samueli.ucla.edu/equity-diversity-and-inclusion/).

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists' current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07850

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, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction


Working at University of California, Los Angeles

UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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