Dr. Patrick F. Taylor Chair (Tenured)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Not Specified
Nov 22, 2017
Jan 21, 2018
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry, housed within LSU’s College of Science, seeks to appoint a distinguished scientist to pursue an innovative research program in the development of technologies to monitor, treat, and reduce or eliminate hazardous environmental contamination, with the goal of sustainable chemistry and a scientific basis for alleviating state, national, and international environmental contaminant problems.  The Chair was endowed by a generous gift from the late Patrick F. Taylor and matching funds from the State of Louisiana.  The previous holder of the Chair was the late Professor Harold “Barry” Dellinger who represents the caliber of person we are seeking.

Required Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field; demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, service and leadership.

Responsibilities:  Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Chemistry; direct/supervise graduate and undergraduate students; participate in University service, including committee activities, supervision of teaching/research assistants and student advising, Maintain professional standards and level of competence; Maintain a strong, well-funded, widely recognized research program; publish results in appropriate journals or other media

Benefits:  LSU offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees and their dependents, including health, life, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement options, sick leave, paid holidays, wellness benefits, training and development opportunities, employee discounts and more.

LSU Chemistry:  Research facilities occupy part of two buildings, Choppin Hall and the new Chemistry & Materials Building.  There are extensive instrumentation and computational facilities at LSU to support this position, including state-of-the-art NMR, mass spectrometry, optical and electron microscopy, and a synchrotron (http://www.lsu.edu/science/chemistry/facilities/instrumentfacilities.php).

The Louisiana Board of Regents has a $1.3 billion educational trust fund that supports a variety of research and equipment programs.  Opportunities for collaboration exist with the College of Engineering, the College of the Coast & Environment, and the School of Veterinary Medicine.  The Department has a strong history of spousal hires.

Candidates should address the ways in which they are poised to help LSU attain its goals as stated in the LSU Strategic Plan 2025 (strategicplan.lsu.edu/).


Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.


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