Job Posting Title

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

Position Type



LSUAM Engineering - Cain School of Chemical Engineering (John C Flake (00002004))

About the Department

The Cain Department of Chemical Engineering is one of the first undergraduate programs in chemical engineering with roots in the Audubon Sugar School (1897). For over 100 years, our faculty and alumni have established an outstanding record of advancing scholarship, producing goods and services on a global scale, and serving our profession, academia, and communities. Our department has recently moved to a new building and growing our faculty continues to honor our longstanding mission.

Work Location

LSU - Baton Rouge

Application Process

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor position in the Cain Department of Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University. We invite applicants with a doctoral degree in chemical engineering (or closely related field) from recognized institutions and a proven record of academic accomplishment. The broad research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, fields such as: chemical manufacturing, process control, process synthesis, process analytics and design, smart manufacturing, optimization, process modeling, process systems engineering, and process intensification.

Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching courses in chemical engineering and to build a strong research program through independent and collaborative work. Applicants are also encouraged to review the strategic plans of the university (LSU Strategic Plan 2025) and the College of Engineering, both available online at

Responsibilities Include

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering courses
  • Building and maintaining a recognized, externally funded research program
  • Supervising graduate student research and instruction
  • Providing service to LSU, the chemical engineering profession, and the community

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent degree in chemical engineering or closely related field*
    *PhD candidates will be considered, as long as the PhD is obtained by August 15, 2020.

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. Details of available benefits are provided at LSU's benefits website [].

Special Instructions

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and statement of teaching interest. Please attach all required documents under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Please submit names and contact information of three professional references.

Original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Application Deadline

Applications are due by January 2, 2020, or until candidates are selected.

HCM Contact Information

Questions may be addressed to Mr. Frank Blystad via email [] or phone [(225) 578-1426].

EEO Statement

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

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