LSU’s Gordon and Mary Cain Department of Chemical Engineering seeks applicants for an assistant professor.
LSU’s Gordon and Mary Cain Department of Chemical Engineering seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position. While no specific research focus is required, a successful candidate will develop an internationally-known research group that is aligned with LSU’s strategic plan. The plan includes the broad areas of agriculture, biotechnology, coast, defense, and energy (https://www.lsu.edu/president/priorities/index.php).
Details of available benefits are provided online at LSU’s benefits website (http://www.lsu.edu/hrm/employees/benefits/Employee_Benefits.php.) Applications are due by January 20, 2024 or until candidates are selected. Applications may be submitted at the links below. Questions may be addressed to Frank Blystad via email or phone (firstname.lastname@example.org or 225.578.1426). Applications should include: a curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, statement of teaching interest, and a diversity equity and inclusion statement. Reference letters may be requested after an internal review. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Responsible for teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in chemical engineering, leading a productive research group, and providing service to the university and professional community.
45% Teach undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering courses.
45% Lead a recognized and sustainable research program, which results in procuring external funding and leads to publications in peer-reviewed journals, along with associated service in support of the research mission and reputation of the unit. Supervising graduate student research.
10% Provide service to LSU, the chemical engineering profession and the community.
PhD in chemical engineering or equivalent degree in Chemical Engineering or closely related field. Ph.D. candidates will be considered, as long as the Ph.D. is obtained by August 15, 2024.
LSU is a public land grant university founded in 1860 that currently serves over 35,000 students. The 1000 acre campus is located just south of downtown Baton Rouge (with a metro-area population over 750,000). Unique facilities include a synchrotron facility (Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices) the Shared Instrumentation Facility (including XPS, SEM and TEM tools), and the NanoFabrication Facility (including lithography, deposition and etch tools).
About the Department
The Cain Department of Chemical Engineering is one of the first programs of its kind with roots in the Audubon Sugar School (1885). The Department recently relocated to a new building and benefits from a strong alumni base, over $25 million in endowments, and approximately $10 million in recent awards related to energy and sustainable chemical manufacturing. At present, the Department includes 17 tenure and tenure-track professors (all with named professorships or chairs), 4 Professionals in Residence and 4 part-time or emeritus instructors.
LSU IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER