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Patrick F. Taylor Chair of Environmental Chemistry (Tenured)

Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Depends on experience
Closing date
Dec 27, 2021

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Job Description: The Department of Chemistry at Louisiana State University seeks to appoint a senior-level distinguished full professor for a tenured faculty position to pursue an innovative research program in understanding the underlying chemistry of the environment and/or developing chemical approaches to address state, national, and international environmental problems, broadly defined. The candidate is expected to be a leader at the national and international level in his or her field(s) of study, complement the existing environmental expertise in the Chemistry Department, in the College of Science, and at LSU, and be able to spearhead Departmental, College, and Institutional team and center funding pursuits that address the unique environmental problems of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. The Chair is endowed by a generous gift from the late Patrick F. Taylor and matching funds from the State of Louisiana.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 50% 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.

  • 50% Maintain a strong, well-funded, widely recognized research program

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field;

  • Demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, service and leadership.

Application Process:

Applications should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, proposed research and teaching philosophy, preferably in that order, as a single pdf documents. Copies of transcripts may be attached to the application; however, original transcripts will be required prior to an appointment. If degree was received outside of the US, a credential evaluation will be required. Applicants should arrange to have a minimum of three letters of recommendation emailed directly to Amy Commander. Please use the following subject line; LSU Chemistry Patrick F. Taylor Chair of Environmental Chemistry Faculty Search. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Additional Job Description:

  • Safety and Security Sensitive Job - Safety and security-sensitive positions are defined as those positions where any form of substance abuse may affect University activities through unsafe work behavior/performance or error in judgment; or where substance abuse could jeopardize the safety and well-being of employees, other personnel, or the general public, or cause significant damage to University property. This includes positions requiring firearms, access to controlled substances, handling hazardous material, operating heavy equipment or machinery, etc. These positions are subject to drug screens per PS-67/FASOP HR-04.

  • FERPA - As with all LSU employees, due to this position title and/or responsibilities, this position has an obligation to assist students in the acquisition of necessary services. Should a student appear in need of or seek assistance with issues of an emotional, behavioral, or mental health related matter they should be referred to the proper service within the Student Health Center. In situations where the student creates an impression that they are a danger to themselves or others, the advisor should immediately contact the Care Team, the Dean of Students or the appropriate law enforcement agency. The employee outside of those rights contained within FERPA should create no impression of client or patient confidentiality.   

Additional Job Description: Special Instructions: Apply Here:  Additional Position Information: Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!     

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer: LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (

COVID-19 Vaccine Protocol: LSU requires the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty, and staff or mandatory monthly testing. New employees must either submit proof of vaccination within three (3) days of their official start date, otherwise they will be entered into the mandatory monthly testing protocol beginning in November 2021.

HCM Contact Information: Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

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