Faculty & Staff Openings
Faculty & Staff Openings

Faculty Positions:

Assistant Professor - Structural Geology

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana State University (LSU) seeks an outstanding individual with expertise in the broad area of structural geology for appointment at the assistant professor level. The specific research area is open to all subdisciplines of structural geology.  We seek an individual who can contribute to interdisciplinary research initiatives and has demonstrated strong observational, empirical and analytical skills. The Department and University strives to maintain a rich and diverse faculty group.

This tenure-track position is intended to complement our existing research strengths, such as Coastal Resilience and Near Surface Processes, Evolution of Sedimentary Basins, Earth Materials and Processes, Planetary Science, Climate and Tectonics, Tectonometamorphism, and Polar Studies.

Qualifications: a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences or a related field. The successful candidate should be in the process of developing an internationally recognized scientific reputation, and will be expected to maintain a high-level, externally funded research program, teach at the graduate and undergraduate level, possibly including field trips, mentor and support graduate students, publish in highly ranked journals, and provide leadership both on campus and beyond. Inquiries should be directed to the Structural Geology Search Committee, at 225-578-3353 or geology@lsu.edu.

Complete information about the position and application can be found here.

Staff Positions:

Coordinator of Graduate Students & Scholarships

Coordinator - Academic Area

This position is responsible for the student services operation of the LSU Department of Geology and Geophysics. This position utilizes and must be an expert in the submission of data to various LSU departments and offices via the LSU Information Management Systems and other avenues of communication.  The position of Coordinator serves under the direction of the Chair, academic advisors and the Assistant to the Chair on student admissions, undergraduate records, graduate assistantship budget, administrative and data management.

Job Responsibilities:
Graduate Student Coordinator. Provides assistance to the Department's Graduate advisor, applies knowledge of university admissions policies to solve issues for graduate students, analyzes graduate application, test scores, and transcripts for completeness, compiles and maintains graduate student records, designs and edits reports of budget funds needed for graduate scholarships and assistantships, maintains knowledge of accounts needed for processing graduate level transactions, and updates the Graduate Student Handbook on an annual basis.

Undergraduate student coordinator. Provides assistance to the Department's undergraduate coordinator, collaborates with college of Science admin to bring in current freshmen students to the Geology department, audits undergraduate academic performance on a semester basis and determines the appropriate course of action, compiles and maintains reports of undergraduate student status for advisor review.  Collaborate with undergraduate advisor to ensure proper academic procedures are met for undergraduate students.

Develops and maintains the database outlining Departmental scholarship criteria.  Utilize database to track criteria and available scholarships funds for awards and to produce detail reports to Departmental Awards, Scholarship, and Honors Committee on award criteria and students needed to implement action plans of awards needed.  Coordinate with Departmental External Relations Coordinator on scholarship funding levels. Must be knowledgeable of student financial resources.

Direct liaison for the Director of Summer Field Camp Program and Chair.  Initiates the entrance process for summer field camp students. Advises web site coordinator with needed information pertaining to perspective candidates.  Collaborates with the Director of Programs in other Departments (such as Petroleum Engineering) to ascertain students ability to enter into the field camp program.

Other duties as needed by and as assigned by direct supervision.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution and one year of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Proficient in LSU Information Systems including LSU Student Award Entry System and LSU Graduate School System.  Beginner in Microsoft Office and Access Database use. 

Complete information about the position and application can be found here.

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Associate - Research 3

This position serves as the primary technical support for faculty members engaged in teaching and research in petrology and mineralogy of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.  This position also serves as building coordinator, departmental vehicle fleet supervisor and maintains department inventory.

Job Responsibilities:
20%  Supervise common use departmental rock/mineral preparation labs (e.g. Rock preparation lab, mineral separation lab, rock storage area, rock and mineral collections, advanced petrology lab, cathodoluminescence lab) including training users on equipment and performing some analytical tasks.

20% Curate departmental teaching and research collections, including rocks, minerals and thin sections, and assist the public with questions about rocks, minerals or other material.

20% Supervise the departmental vehicle fleet.

20% Act as the Howe-Russell-Kniffen Building Coordinator and serve as the main point of contact with Facilities Services for new installations and renovations.

20% Update the departmental inventory list, manage removal of surplus equipment, and maintain and repair departmental equipment as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's in Geology, Geophysics or other relevant disciplines with two years in laboratory procedures for study of rock, mineral or other solid materials.

Special or Physical Qualifications: Some heavy machinery use will be required for job responsibilities as well as some interaction with hazardous chemicals and waste.  Due to the nature of the position and/or position responsibilities, this position shall be subject to drug/alcohol testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67.

Complete information about the position and application can be found here.