Oskar Menton Chaired Professor of Electrical Engineering (Tenured)

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Baltimore, MD
United States
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Job Posting Title:

Oskar Menton Chaired Professor of Electrical Engineering (Tenured)


Position Type:




LSUAM Engineering - School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Stacia L Moses (00002648), Jerry L. Trahan (00013186))


Work Location:

3325 Patrick F. Taylor Hall


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Job Description:

Oskar Menton Chaired Professor of Electrical Engineering

Division of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Louisiana State University

The Division of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE; https://www.lsu.edu/eng/ece/) in the School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, seeks highly qualified candidates for a chaired professorship supported by the Oskar Menton Endowment. The position is open to candidates with expertise in all areas of power engineering, including but not limited to power systems, power electronics, electric machines and drives, and electricity market. As part of LSU’s research strategy, the university seeks to expand expertise in energy-related research. All candidates or nominees should have the education and experience commensurate with appointment at the rank of Professor, including a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in electrical engineering or a closely related field, and a proven track record of scholarly activity or engineering achievement, teaching, professionalism, and service. Candidates with equivalent experience from industry and National Laboratories are also encouraged to apply.

Louisiana State University is Louisiana’s Flagship University and is committed to academic excellence. It is located in Baton Rouge, the State’s capital city with high-quality housing and many cultural and recreational facilities within a short distance.

ECE Division faculty members are actively engaged in research in various areas of electrical and computer engineering such as power, communications, computing, control systems, and electronics, six of which are NSF CAREER awardees. The candidate will enhance the research and scholarly productivity of the Division by providing leadership to younger faculty members. The Menton Chair will increase the national visibility of the Division and enhance the creative atmosphere that leads to entrepreneurial activities vital for Louisiana’s economic growth and diversification. The Menton Chair will further enhance the ability of the ECE Division at the State’s flagship campus to meet the current and anticipated manpower needs of Louisiana’s existing and upcoming industries that include information technology and digital media.

Our division is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty, and we strongly encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in electrical and computer engineering. Additionally, we seek candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Candidates should include a statement describing how they will develop courses that promote an inclusive learning environment, and how their scholarship and mentoring practices support a diverse academic community.

Menton Endowments:  Mrs. Mildred “Millie” Menton, who received her B.S. degree from LSU’s College of Business in 1940 funded the Oskar Menton Chair of Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering in honor of her husband, Mr. Oskar R. Menton, who received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at LSU in 1938. Mr. Menton worked for Exxon upon graduation until his retirement and served in various places including Baton Rouge, Germany and Houston. He remained active with his alma mater and served as a civic leader both at Baton Rouge and in Houston. He was active in establishing several professorships in the ECE Division honoring Professor Voorhies. In 1991, Oskar and Mildred Menton also established the Oskar R. Menton Endowed Professorship in Electrical Engineering at LSU.

Responsibilities: Lead a recognized research program, lead/collaborate in multi-unit grant proposals, publish results in appropriate journals or other media, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Electrical Engineering, supervise post-doctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, and provide mentorship to junior faculty.

50% Teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels in area of candidate's specialization in the field of electrical and computer engineering.  Supervising teaching/research assistants and advising students.  Maintain professional standards and level of competence. 

50% Establishing a vigorous, externally funded research program; publishing in highly ranked journals and conference proceedings; supervising graduate students.  Participate in University service, including committee activities.  Provide leadership/mentoring to junior faculty.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field, strong record of research, external funding, and publications. Proven track record of scholarly activity or engineering achievement, teaching, professionalism and service. Candidates with equivalent industrial experience are encouraged to apply.


Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Oskar Menton Chaired Professor of Electrical Engineering

Campus interviews will be conducted in Baton Rouge, LA, prior to an offer being extended. Any offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check and submission of official transcripts. Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2023 and the review will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position or its salary should be directed to the Electrical & Computer Engineering chair, Dr. Jerry Trahan (jtrahan@lsu.edu).

Required Documents: Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and names of at least 3 references.


Posting Date:

October 17, 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.


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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 (hr@lsu.edu).


HCM Contact Information:

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