Assistant Professor

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Competitive salary
Oct 11, 2021
Nov 10, 2021
Position Type
Faculty / Professor
Organization Type

Job Description:

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Louisiana State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor level in the area of Structural Engineering.

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: Questions about the hiring process can be directed to the search committee chair, Prof. Ayman Okeil (




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% Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in the areas of Structural Engineering. Examine and grade student performance. Maintain professional standards and level of competence and excellence in teaching and advising at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Advise graduate students and guide them towards MS and PhD degrees.


50% Develop externally funded research program and establish collaborative relationships with other research groups in the College of Engineering and other Colleges, state and federal agencies. Publish work in top journals in area of expertise.




Required Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or a 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: Developed or potential to develop sustainable research programs focusing on one or more areas of structural engineering.


Special Instructions:

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 December 1st, 2021. Positions will remain open until candidates are selected.

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!


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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