Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Native American Experiences in Engineering
University of California Los Angeles
The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with Specialization in Native American Experiences in Engineering, slated to commence on July 1, 2024. We strongly encourage applications from outstanding candidates across all engineering subfields who have significantly integrated Native American experiences into their research, pedagogy, and/or mentorship.
As part of the Chancellor’s Native American and Pacific Islander Bruins Rising Initiative, the Office of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost have sponsored this search to recruit exceptional scholars whose research, teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship have strong ties to the lived experiences of Native Americans in North America, including the U.S., Canada, and/or Mexico. Evidence of sustained engagement with Native American communities is highly desired. The search is conducted in partnership between the UCLA American Indian Studies Center and the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and builds upon UCLA’s commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship, nurturing an inclusive environment, and advancing the academic achievement of underrepresented students.
Faculty appointed through this search are expected to actively maintain their affiliation with the American Indian Studies Center, actively support Native American scholars and/or contribute to Native American scholarship in the field, and further develop their mentoring initiatives, particularly with Native American/indigenous students. Additionally, they are encouraged to actively participate in programs aimed at supporting our diverse student body. This includes involvement in our renowned Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity, our Women in Engineering program, UCLA’s American Indian Studies Center, and an array of student organizations, which can be explored at UCLA Samueli’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion page (https://samueli.ucla.edu/equity-diversity-and-inclusion/), the American Indian Studies Center website (https://main.aisc.ucla.edu) and the American Indian Studies Department website (http://www.americanindianstudies.ucla.edu). Teaching and service responsibilities will align with those of standard faculty positions. We seek applicants who demonstrate potential in establishing a research program with external support, effectively publishing their findings, and positioning themselves as leaders in their respective fields.
UCLA and the Samueli School of Engineering are firmly committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Therefore, we ask each applicant to submit a statement that addresses their past efforts and future plans to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in their scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and service. The application should include: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) a statement of research interests, 4) the aforementioned diversity statement, 5) evidence of teaching excellence, 6) reference check authorization form, and 7) a list of references. Letters of recommendation will be solicited from referees following an initial screening review. To ensure full consideration, the online application should be submitted online through https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08858 by December 1, 2023. After the initial review date, new applications will be considered at the discretion of the search committee.
Applicants are required to hold a PhD in a discipline pertinent to one of the Engineering Departments at UCLA Samueli School of Engineering: Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The faculty appointment will be made to a particular Department within Samueli Engineering, as appropriate to the candidate’s research background and interests.
Los Angeles is a global city renowned for its dynamism, robust economy, rich cultural diversity and spectacular climate. UCLA has been ranked the No. 1 public university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for seven straight years. UCLA Samueli is a tightly knit community with more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students and nearly 200 full-time faculty members; it is in the midst of its largest growth since the school was founded in 1945. The school is consistently ranked in the top 10 among U.S. public engineering schools, and its master’s online program is ranked No. 1 overall by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA Samueli is known as the birthplace of the internet, and where countless other fields took some of their first steps – from artificial intelligence to reverse osmosis, from mobile communications to human prosthetics. UCLA Samueli is deeply committed to diversifying the ranks of its faculty, staff and students, and to providing an equitable and inclusive environment for all its members.
The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. The salary range for this position is $115,000-$130,000. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.
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.
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 into RECRUIT the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” 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.