Assistant Professor

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

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Job Posting Title:

Assistant Professor


Position Type:




LSUAM Engineering - Cain School of Chemical Engineering (Mike Benton (00001503))


Work Location:

LSU - Baton Rouge


Pay Grade:



Job Description:

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor position in the Gordon and Mary Cain Department of Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University. We invite applicants with a doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering (or closely related fields) from recognized institutions and a proven record of academic accomplishment. LSU is a leader in carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration/storage and this position will integrate with existing expertise.   Areas of interest include processes, reactions, separations and materials related to carbon capture including but not limited to adsorption and absorption, metal organic frameworks (MOFs), covalent organic frameworks (COFs) or ionic liquids.

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 encouraged to review the strategic plans of the University (LSU Strategic Plan 2025) and the College of Engineering, both available online at  

Successful candidates will benefit from LSU’s synchrotron facility (CAMD), and a new state-of-the-art transmission electron microscopy coming online in 2022.

The incumbent in this faculty position will have a part-time teaching load of undergraduate and/or graduate course in the subject of chemical engineering and a part-time research appointment.  They are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching courses in chemical engineering and to build a strong research program through independent and collaborative work.  

45% Teach undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering courses.

45% Lead a recognized and sustainable research program, which results in procuring external funding and leads to publications in peer-reviewed journals, along with associated service in support of the research mission and reputation of the unit. Supervising graduate student research.

10% Provide service to LSU, the chemical engineering profession and the community.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in chemical engineering or equivalent degree in Chemical Engineering or closely related field.  Ph.D. candidates will be considered, as long as the Ph.D. is obtained by August 15, 2024.

About the department: The Cain Department of Chemical Engineering is one of the first programs of its kind with roots in the Audubon Sugar School (1885).  The Department recently relocated to a new building and benefits from a strong alumni base, over $25 million in endowments, and approximately $10 million in recent awards related to energy and sustainable chemical manufacturing.   At present, the Department  includes 17 tenure and tenure-track professors (all with named professorships or chairs), 4 Professionals in Residence and 4 part-time or emeritus instructors.

LSU is a public land grant university founded in 1860 that currently serves over 35,000 students.  The 1000 acre campus is located just south of downtown Baton Rouge (with a metro-area population over 750,000).  Unique facilities include a synchrotron facility (Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices) the Shared Instrumentation Facility (including XPS, SEM and TEM tools), and the NanoFabrication Facility (including lithography, deposition and etch tools).


Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Details of available benefits are provided online at LSU’s benefits website ( Applications are due by January 20, 2024 or until candidates are selected. Applicantions may be submitted at the links below. Questions may be addressed to Frank Blystad via email or phone ( or 225.578.1426). Applications should include: a curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, statement of teaching interest, and a diversity equity and inclusion statement. Reference letters may be requested after an internal review. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.


Posting Date:

October 10, 2023


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

January 20, 2024


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.