Opportunity: Faculty Openings in LSU’s Cain Department of Chemical Engineering

job_picThe Cain Department of Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University is seeking to fill new tenure-track, assistant-professor positions in the broad research areas of “Energy” and the “Environment,” with a preferred start date of Fall 2015.

We invite outstanding applicants with a doctoral degree in chemical engineering (or closely related field) from a recognized institution, and a proven record of academic accomplishment. The broad research area of “Energy” includes, but is not limited to, such subfields as fundamental experimental and/or computational studies on energy and energy-efficient manufacturing from renewable resources, on combustion, or on development of innovative chemical and electrochemical processes for energy production, conversion & storage, including batteries/fuel cells. The broad research area of “Environment” includes, but is not limited to, such subfields as fundamental experimental and/or computational studies on environmental transport & fate, atmospheric processes, environmental chemodynamics, separations/water quality, innovative green engineering processes, and global sustainability issues. The successful candidates are expected to build a strong and vibrant research program in their chosen research area, by working both individually and collaboratively.

Chemical Engineering at LSU is over 100 years old and since its inception it has served the needs of the active chemical, petrochemical, energy production, sugar and allied industries in Louisiana. LSU is designated as the Flagship University in the state. It is the largest institution of higher education in the state and is the only public university in the state to be designated a Carnegie Research I University. Our home of Baton Rouge is known for its natural and cultural distinctiveness. Over three hundred chemical companies along the Mississippi river offer significant opportunities for University-Industry engagement.

The application package should be submitted online as a single PDF file with the application materials organized as follows: (a) cover letter; (b) complete curriculum vitae; (c) statement on research interests and directions; (d) statement on teaching interests and philosophy; and (e) names and contact details of at least three references. The cover letter should clearly specify the applicant’s research area as either (i) “Energy” or (ii) “Environment.” The closing date for applications is January 1, 2015, or until candidates are selected.

Additional information about the Department can be found on the website (http://www.che.lsu.edu/). Those needing specific information on either of these positions can contact the Chair of the search committee, Dr. K. Nandakumar, either by e-mail at nandakumar@lsu.edu or by phone at 225-278-7174.

NOTE: LSU College of Engineering has faculty openings in other departments also.

Louisiana State University
110 Chemical Engineering
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
O 225-578-1426
F 225-578-1476