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. 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 a extramurally funded research program in one or more of the following areas: (a) The rheology of complex fluids/soft matter with focus on applications including: (i) additive manufacturing, and/or, (ii) dispersion, coagulation, and gelation of suspensions, (b) The development of approaches that feature the potential for gigaton-scale CO2 utilization by pathways such as mineralization and catalysis, and, (c) The control of electrochemical phenomena with focus on materials processing, and/or, enhancing the durability of engineered systems and infrastructure.
The Department houses comprehensive laboratories that are equipped to carry out pioneering studies of surfaces and interfaces, and activities 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 1, 2018, for a July 1, 2019 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 equity, diversity, and inclusion 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://diversity.ucla.edu/support-diversity-programs). 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.