The Department of Earth, Planetary & Space Sciences seeks an assistant professor in geology. We encourage applicants from all sub-disciplines of geology but preference may be given to candidates with experience on both sides of the cover/bedrock interface or who complement existing strengths in tectonics, paleoclimate, geochronology, and sedimentology. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in geological sciences or a related field. Selection will begin on October 1, 2014. Please include a curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of teaching and research, names and email addresses of three referees, electronic copies of up to five significant publications, and a cover letter addressing how your experience fits the job description. Electronic applications should be directed to the Chair of the Geology/Surface Processes Search Committee at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00331. Inquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and has a commitment to enhance diversity in the geosciences at UCLA (see https://faculty.diversity.ucla.edu). Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see the UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.
UCLA solicits applications for one or more Researchers at the Assistant or Associate level, in the field of experimental or theoretical Space Plasma Physics, at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. For more information about the institute visit: http://www.igpp.ucla.edu and about EPSS visit: http://www.epss.ucla.edu The institute's Space Physics Center carries out investigations of the solar wind, and the magnetospheres, ionospheres and atmospheres of the Earth and planets. The successful candidate will have completed significant independent research in space physics and/or have a strong track record in space hardware development. The primary responsibilities will be to conduct studies on key plasma physics questions in Earth’s magnetosphere, at the moon or in the solar wind using theory and/or simulation tools that will help in the analysis and interpretation of currently acquired data from the THEMIS and ARTEMIS missions, in conjunction with current (Van Allen Probes) and upcoming (MMS) missions. The successful candidate will participate actively in a diverse and broad space physics research environment across UCLA, spanning basic plasma theory, simulations, and experimental space physics. The successful candidate is expected to strengthen or complement UCLA's space borne, ground based or experimental research geared towards understanding of plasma phenomena at Earth, planets their moons and the Inner and Outer Heliosphere, and develop their own direction within a stimulating and highly dynamic environment. Candidates can apply at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00364. They should include a full CV, a short statement of research interests, and names of three individuals familiar with their work. Applications received prior to November 1, 2014 will be given full consideration. Position will remain open until filled. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and has a commitment to enhance diversity. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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.
UCLA’s David Paige along with a team of US and foreign collaborators has been selected to design and run a ground-penetrating radar instrument to be included as part of the payload of NASA’s Mars 2020 mission. The Radar Imager for Mars’ Subsurface Exploration (RIMFAX), was one of seven (out of 58 proposals) carefully-selected instruments that will conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet.
Exploring Your Universe 2014 will take place Sunday, November 16 in the Court of Sciences. Stay tuned for more details about this open house and science fair that allows the Los Angeles community a chance to participate in UCLA's top-tier research program.
Dr. Alan Harris
M.S. '67, Ph.D. '75
Hunting for Killer Asteroids, the Past, Present and Future of Near-Earth Asteroid Surveys
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Lecture: 6:30 p.m; Court of Sciences 76
According to research conducted by Jean-Pierre Williams and colleagues, Mars’ atmosphere was probably never thick enough to keep temperatures on the planet’s surface above freezing for the long term. It was published today in Nature Geoscience.