Job ID: 197216

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

  • Oct. 18, 2022
  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
  • Gordon and Mary Cain Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Chemical/Petroleum

Job Description:

Job Summary:  Faculty are responsible for teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in chemical engineering, leading a productive research group, and providing service to the university and professional community.

45% Teach undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering courses

45% Lead a recognized and sustainable research program.  This includes tasks such as writing grants, procuring external funding, mentor / advising graduate students, writing manuscripts and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

Examples of related research areas are listed below.

  • Processes, reactions, and materials related to energy conversion or energy storage including: fuel cells, electrolyzers, or batteries.
  • Processes, reactions, separations and materials related to carbon capture, utilization and storage including: adsorption and absorption, metal organic frameworks (MOFs), covalent organic frameworks (COFs) or ionic liquids.
  • Processes, reactions, separations and materials related to hydrogen including novel storage materials (adsorptive or absorptive), underground storage or reversible hydrogenation using carriers such ammonia or hydrocarbons.
  • Process modeling or other system-level approaches focused on energy usage, transport, or storage.
  • Other topics broadly related to energy and the intersection of energy and chemical processes.

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, 2023.

About LSU  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).

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.


Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

LSU’s Gordon and Mary Cain Department of Chemical Engineering seeks applicants for an professor with a research focus that is broadly related to energy. Candidates may be appointed at the rank of assistant professor, associate professor, or professor depending on their level of experience and record of success.

Details of available benefits are provided online at LSU’s benefits website ( Applications are due by January 20, 2023 or until candidates are selected. Applications 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 19, 2022   

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!   

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:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed


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