The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Louisiana State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor level in the area of Geodesy and Surveying.
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; developing and sustaining an independent, extramurally sponsored, research program; and provide service to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the College of Engineering, and LSU.
50% Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses
50% Developing and sustaining an independent, extramurally sponsored, research program; and providing service to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the College of Engineering, and LSU.
LSU is designated as the Flagship University in the state of Louisiana, has a total enrollment of more than 34,000 students, and is the only public university in the state to be designated a Carnegie Research I University. The LSU College of Engineering has experienced significant enrollment increases in recent years and has completed a $110 million facilities renovation in the Summer of 2017. LSU is located in Baton Rouge, which has a metropolitan-area population of more than 800,000. The university's location, within one of the world's largest petrochemical corridors and in close proximity to the Mississippi River and its dynamic delta, provides significant opportunities for infrastructural, coastal and environmental engineering research. Current strengths of the department include structures/infrastructures, coastal engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering (traffic, planning, pavement/materials), environmental engineering, and water resources engineering. Additional information about the department can be found at: http://www.cee.lsu.edu. Questions about the hiring process can be directed to the search committee chair, Prof. Louay Mohammad (email@example.com).
Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering, Geodesy or closely related field and have demonstrated a strong interest in research and scholarship. In addition, applicants should possess the personal and professional qualities to achieve excellence in teaching and advising at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Additional Qualifications Desired:
Preference will be given to candidates who have developed or have the potential to develop a sustainable research program focusing on one or more areas: geodetic detection, analysis, and interpretation of coastal subsidence processes using GNSS technologies, absolute and relative gravity, deflection of the vertical, error analysis of measurements, surveying instruments, and measurement techniques. Experience in teaching elementary/geodetic and advanced surveying courses will be an added advantage. Applicants should have the necessary qualifications for professional registration and are expected to become registered professional engineer or land surveyor within the pre-tenure period of their appointment.
Submit applications online via the LSU Career site. Original transcripts required prior to hire. The application package should be submitted online as a single PDF file with the application materials organized as follows: (a) cover letter; (b) complete curriculum vitae; (c) statement on research interests and directions; (d) statement on teaching interests and philosophy; and (e) names and contact details of at least three references.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. To ensure consideration, applications should be submitted by November 15, 2020. Positions will remain open until candidates are selected. Anticipated start date is Fall 2021.
LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Internal Number: R00050395
About Louisiana State University
LSU represents the largest institution of higher education in the state of Louisiana and is the only public university in the state to be designated a Carnegie Research University with Very High Research Activity. Among a handful of distinguished universities to enjoy land, sea, and space grant status, LSU offers vital research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students as it transforms new technology into enterprise and lends expertise to solve endemic problems. Guided by the foundation of the National Flagship Agenda, Flagship 2020 is focused on the goals of learning, discovery, diversity, and engagement. Among institutions of higher education, LSU is uniquely situated to provide a rich educational experience. Our success as the Flagship campus has been attained not only by harnessing the intellectual capital of our faculty and students, but also by exploiting the geographic and cultural capital found only in Louisiana.