Faculty Position in Geophysics

Posted on Oct. 25, 2012

Faculty Position in Geophysics

University of California, Los Angeles



The Department of Earth and Space Sciences at UCLA seeks candidates for a tenured or tenure track faculty appointment in geophysics. Applicants from all sub-disciplines of geophysics are invited, but preference will be given to candidates in seismology or those who complement existing departmental strengths in geodynamics, tectonophysics, and mineral physics.  Applications for all levels will be considered, but appointment at the assistant professor level is preferred to fill the Leon and Joanne V.C. Knopoff Chair in Physics and Geophysics, an endowed chair focused on early career development of solid Earth geophysics faculty.  A possible joint appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy will also be considered.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in geophysics or a related field.  Please include curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching, a complete list of publications, names and addresses of three referees, electronic or paper copies of up to five significant publications, and a cover letter addressing how your experience fits the job description. We accept both mail and electronic applications. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and has a commitment to enhance diversity in the geosciences at UCLA.  Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.   For more information about UCLA's policies on hiring and academic diversity please see https://faculty.diversity.ucla.edu/. Selection will begin on October 31, 2012.


Please send applications to:


Chair of the Geophysics Search Committee

Reference Job # 0995-1112-02 Department of Earth and Space Sciences

595 Charles Young Drive, East

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567