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Patrick F. Taylor Endowed Chair in Environmental Chemistry


LSU Chemistry seeks to fill the position for the Patrick F. Taylor Endowed Chair in Environmental Chemistry. The position is broadly targeting chemists with research interests that are relevant to the environment, such as energy, recycling, sustainable materials, soil chemistry, green chemistry, and remediation.

The chair is provided with an endowment of approximately $1.5 million. The expendable balance in the fund as of March 2022 is approximately $734,000. These funds are available for use at the discretion of the Patrick F. Taylor Chair to support academic and research activities.

About LSU Chemistry 

The LSU Department of Chemistry is in Baton Rouge and occupies three buildings: the Choppin Hall, the Chemistry and Materials Building (CMB, opened 2012), and teaching facilities in Williams Hall. The Chemistry department has full instrumentation resources for crystallography, NMR, mass spectrometry and a synchrotron facility to meet research needs. For more information on the department's instrumentation resources, visit the LSU Chemistry facilities webpage.  

There are a significant number of faculty with strong research interests in atmospheric chemistry, soil chemistry, environmental remediation, environmental toxicology, environmental policy, etc. from LSU College of Science, College of Engineering, and College of the Coast and Environment. The collaborative research activities in environmental science exemplified by the LSU Superfund Research Center are strongly supported at the department, the College, and the University.

LSU Chemistry has a large graduate program with a diverse student body. Beginning Fall 2021, we have 123 graduate students, 58 of these are domestic students and 65 are international students from 12 different countries.

Did you know LSU Chemistry has diverse faculty and staff


LSU iconWhy LSU?

Louisiana State University is the flagship institution of the state of Louisiana and is one of only a handful of universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status. Join our team of award-winning faculty and staff, who have been making a global impact, both inside and outside of the classroom, since 1860! LSU is a vibrant, diverse and rewarding community, one with a rich culture and history and even brighter future. Learn more about the campus community.

LSU has one of the best equipped facilities in the U.S.

    • An NMR facility with 6 up-to-date spectrometers, with the most recent 700 MHz solid state NMR.
    • Two state of the art EPR with a new EPR arriving within the next 12 months being the best on the American continent.
    • A shared instrument facility with the most up-to-date microscopes ranging from simple microscopy, optical super resolution microscopy, to highest quality electron microscopy.
    • LSU is only one of 3 universities that operates its own synchrotron.
    • State-of-the-art mass-spectrometry facility and polymer analysis laboratory.

Louisiana iconLiving in Louisiana

According to the US Bureau of Labor in 2019, Louisiana continues to rank No. 2 in the nation for private sector job growth in the South. Our homestead exemption means less money spent on taxes for your home and more money that stays in your pocket. Louisiana has arguably the most colorful history and fascinating culture of any state in the nation. We are known for its great people, unique food, and lively music.  

Louisiana has a semi-tropical climate that sets the scene for year-round outdoor sports and activities with mild and short winters, fabulous falls, and glorious springs. You can walk the LSU lakes, listen to live jazz in New Orleans, sample spicy boiled crawfish in Lafayette, or fish Toledo Bend. 

Learn more about living in Louisiana and the Baton Rouge area


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Want to learn more about the position? 

We would be delighted to discuss this opportunity with you further, by email or phone. For more information, please contact Professor David A. Spivak at dspivak@lsu.edu or (225) 578-2868.