Environmental - Research and Development, Environmental - University / Academic, Environmental Engineering
The Department of Chemistry at Louisiana State University seeks to appoint a distinguished scientist to pursue an innovative research program in understanding the underlying chemistry of the environment and/or developing chemical approaches to address state, national, and international environmental problems, broadly defined. The candidate is expected to be a leader at the national and international level in his or her field(s) of study, complement the existing environmental expertise in the Chemistry Department, in the College of Science, and at LSU, and be able to spearhead Departmental, College, and Institutional team and center funding pursuits that address the unique environmental problems of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. The Chair is endowed by a generous gift from the late Patrick F. Taylor and matching funds from the State of Louisiana.
Responsibilities: Maintain a strong, well-funded, widely recognized research program; teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Chemistry; direct/supervise graduate and undergraduate students; participate in University service, including committee activities, supervision of teaching/research assistants and student advising; maintain professional standards and level of competence.
Benefits: LSU offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees and their dependents, including health, life, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement options, sick leave, paid holidays, wellness benefits, training and development opportunities, employee discounts and more.
LSU Chemistry: Research facilities occupy part of two buildings, Choppin Hall and the Chemistry & Materials Building. There are extensive instrumentation and computational facilities at LSU to support this position, including state-of-the-art NMR, mass spectrometry, optical and electron microscopy housed at the Shared Instrumentation Facility (SIF), and a synchrotron housed at Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD) (www.lsu.edu/science/chemistry/facilities/instrumentfacilities.php; www.lsu.edu/camd/).
The Louisiana Board of Regents has a $1.3 billion educational trust fund that supports a variety of research and equipment programs. Opportunities for collaboration exist with the College of Engineering, the College of the Coast & Environment, and the School of Veterinary Medicine. The Department has a strong history of spousal hires.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to address the ways in which they are poised to help LSU attain its goals as stated in the LSU Strategic Plan 2025 (www.lsu.edu/strategicplan/).
Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field; demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, service and leadership.
Application process: Applications should consist of a single pdf document that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research interests and a list of five persons who could be contacted for a letter of reference. Original transcripts will be required prior to an appointment.
Review of applications will begin October 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Internal Number: R00040141
About Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University includes institutions, facilities and programs across all 64 of Louisiana’s parishes. The campuses include Louisiana State University and A&M College (LSU), Pennington Biomedical Research Center, the Paul M. Hebert Law School (all in Baton Rouge) and the LSU Agricultural Center in Baton Rouge with extension offices in every parish in Louisiana; the Health Sciences Centers in New Orleans and Shreveport; and LSU-Shreveport, LSU-Alexandria and LSU-Eunice. In addition, the LSU Health Care Services Division (HCSD) now includes public-private partnerships designed to provide new resources for patient care and teaching in six of HCSD’s seven hospitals across the state.
LSU is the flagship institution for the State of Louisiana. A Carnegie classified Doctoral University: Highest Research Activity, LSU is designated by the Louisiana Board of Regents as the state’s only comprehensive university, and it is one of a few universities nationally to be designated as a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution. As the flagship institution, the vision of LSU is to be a leading research-extensive university, challenging undergraduate and graduate students to ac...hieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal development. The mission of LSU is the generation, preservation, dissemination and application of knowledge and cultivation of the arts.
LSU is committed to offering a broad array of undergraduate degree programs and extensive graduate research opportunities designed to attract and educate highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students; employing faculty who are excellent teacher-scholars, nationally competitive in research and creative activities and who contribute to a world-class knowledge base that is transferable to educational, professional, cultural and economic enterprises; and using its extensive resources to solve economic, environmental and social challenges.
With rich and very diverse cultural heritages, LSU’s fall 2017 student body consists of
25,328 undergraduates and 3,818 graduate students from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and 98 foreign countries. Since its first commencement in 1869, LSU has awarded nearly 200,000 degrees and is ranked in the top 10% in the nation in the number of graduates. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees, LSU has 10 senior colleges and schools, in addition to specialized centers, divisions and offices. Supporting these academic and research divisions are nearly 1,200 full-time faculty members and a staff of more than 3,500. LSU Libraries contain more than 4.4 million volumes. The University was ranked 133rd in the national universities category by the 2018 U.S. News and World Report ranking of U.S. colleges (63rd among public universities.)