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.