Assistant Professor

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Baltimore, MD
United States
Job Description

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Job Posting Title:

Assistant Professor


Position Type:




LSUAM Engineering - Bert S. Turner School of Construction Management (Charles W Berryman (00001257))


Work Location:

3319 Patrick F. Taylor Hall


Pay Grade:



Job Description:

The Department seeks applicants in the construction, engineering, fire, and emergency management research areas, including but not limited to other relevant research fields such as coast, defense, energy, and biotech.

  • Coast – resilient construction (materials and methods), natural disaster risk assessments and sciences, post-disaster damage recovery and reconstruction, remote damage sensing, performance of industrial structures subjected to multiple hazards (wind and flood; actual and predictive models), and stochastic time, cost and environmental impact optimization.
  • Defense – optimizing critical infrastructure and key industrial facilities against attack, risk assessment and mitigation, operational efficacy, decision support systems, robotics, automation, hardened facility design and materials, advanced sensory systems, reality capture technologies, systems integration, automated/adaptive rapid construction and monitoring.
  • Energy – sustainable engineering and design, energy assessment, green technologies, intelligent systems, thermal simulation, energy efficiency, electric grid technology/efficiencies, demand side optimization, automation, renewable or recycled materials, energy storage system hazards, and energy innovations.
  • Biotech - wearable biosensors for noninvasive physiological monitoring to detect early medical conditions and safety of emergency or construction personnel.

The successful candidate is expected to have a strong record of academic accomplishments and a willingness to collaborate with other researchers within and outside the CM department to expand disciplinary boundaries, and should demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarly work, sponsored research, mentoring students, supporting/advancing teaching (campus and online), and participating in service activities pertaining to the mission of the Division and advancement of the profession as well as providing service to our LSU community.

The CM Department and its related research centers has 20 faculty and 10 staff members. This growing collection of faculty and staff combines their strengths and talents to meet the teaching, research, and outreach of the Department. They are actively supported by a large construction industry base that has gifted funds for endowed chairs, professorships, scholarships, and discretionary funding. There are 1,619 students across four undergraduate degree programs (campus and online) that are studying to major, or intending to major, in construction or facilities management. In addition, we have 132 graduate students working towards a Master of Science in CM (campus and online) and 34 working towards their Doctor of Philosophy in CM. The LSU CM undergraduate and master’s programs are accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The CM Department houses three federally funded centers: Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) and the Commercial Assessment Center funded by the US Department of Energy, and the Region 6’s University Transportation Center (Tran-SET) funded by the US Department of Transportation. There are 80+ research grants and sub-grants within the CM Department totaling almost $3.5 million annually.

Louisiana State University is one of the nation’s premier public land-, sea-, and space-grant institutions, and is recognized as a “Very High Research Activity (R1) institution” under the Carnegie Classification system. LSU maintains high levels of research activity and high

standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus. LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the second-largest city in Louisiana, which enjoys a thriving and diverse community.

Teaching 50%: as related to Construction, Engineering, Fire, and Emergency Management and may include campus/online undergraduate or graduate classes. Participate in service activities pertaining to the mission of the Division and advancement of the profession.

Research 50%: as related to Construction, Engineering, Fire, and Emergency Management including but not limited to other relevant research fields such as Coast (resilient construction, disaster risk assessment, damage recovery and reconstruction, remote damage sensing, and optimization of industrial structures for multiple hazard), Defense (optimizing critical infrastructure, risk assessment and mitigation, operational efficacy, advanced sensory systems and adaptive rapid construction and monitoring), Energy (sustainable engineering and design, green technologies, intelligent systems, thermal simulation, energy efficiency, electric grid technology, demand side optimization, energy storage system hazards, energy innovations), Biotech (wearable biosensors for noninvasive physiological monitoring for health and safety of personnel) or other cutting edge areas.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D - Construction Management, Engineering or related discipline. Completion of degree required prior to employment start date (ABDs).

Specific Experience - Proven record of teaching, published research and ability to attract external funding


Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Applications should include: curriculum vitae, statement of research interest (two pages maximum for each statement) and statement of teaching interest. Reference letters may be requested after initial review, please include a minimum of three professional references. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Official transcripts required prior to hire. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Amirhosein Jafari (


Posting Date:

September 20, 2023


Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):


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!

Remote Work - Positions approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University’s partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.


Essential Position (Y/N):


LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (


HCM Contact Information:

For questions or concerns related to updating your application with attachments (e.g., resumes, RS:17 documents), date of birth, or reactivating applications, please contact the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or email  For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact the department using the information provided in the Special Instructions section of this job posting.