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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Closing date
Jan 11, 2023

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ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR (Tenure Track/Tenured) in Coastal Engineering.


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Center for Computation and Technology at Louisiana State University invite applications for one joint tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank, with relevant interdisciplinary expertise in Coastal Engineering. The start date for this appointment is anticipated to be August 2023.  We are seeking candidates with strong interests and demonstrated successes in computational coastal engineering research related to the following topics: natural hazards and flooding; sediment dynamics; ecosystem dynamics and coupled physical/biological processes; coastal resiliency and sustainability; and estuarine and deltaic processes.  Desired expertise is in one or more of the following areas: (1) regional hydrodynamics and coastal processes with physics-based and data-driven computational approaches, including discretization, model reduction, machine learning, optimization, and uncertainty quantification; (2) data assimilation using field observations and remote sensing to improve understanding of coastal processes; (3) coastal hazards mitigation, coastal resilience, and disaster preparedness and management through simulation-based engineering; (4) storm surge and storm-driven sediment transport and geomorphic changes; (5) hydrodynamic model development involving flows through submerged and emergent vegetation, and mixing in rivers, lakes, coastal waters, and estuaries; (6) integrated modeling of coupled biogeomorphic processes in the coastal zone; (7) modeling socioeconomic impacts of coastal flooding and sea level rise; and (8) design of sustainable coastal resources, energy infrastructure and water resources security through smart, adaptive coastal planning, based on computational approaches including digital twins, data analytics, data fusion, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.


LSU is designated as the Flagship University in the state of Louisiana and has more than 200 faculty dedicated to coastal research (, with LSU-based centers including the Coastal Studies Institute, Coastal Ecosystem Design Studio, and Center for River Studies. Coastal engineering faculty are key contributors to the LSU President’s recently announced initiative on coastal research (, along with related agriculture, biotechnology, defense, and energy initiatives. Currently, the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ( has 23 faculty members, over 100 graduate students, and 650 undergraduate students. Current strengths of the CEE Department include coastal engineering, water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, structural engineering, mechanics of materials, and transportation engineering. The LSU Center for Computation & Technology ( is an interdisciplinary research center with more than 40 jointly appointed faculty from a wide range of fields, including six faculty members focused on coastal research. CCT researchers have access to state-of-the-art High Performance Computing platforms and support at LSU.


Job Responsibilities

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.


Required Qualifications

A doctoral degree in civil or coastal engineering or a closely related field.


An outstanding record of scholarship, teaching, and service commensurate with desired level of appointment.


An established teaching, service, and interdisciplinary research record that demonstrates the ability to develop and maintain a vigorous externally-funded research program; a strong record of research in advanced computational aspects of coastal engineering that will enhance the CCT; collaborative relationships with state and federal agencies and NGOs that address coastal issues; and excellence in teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate level. 



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Special Instructions:

The application package should be submitted online as a single PDF file with the application materials organized as follows: (a) cover letter; (b) detailed curriculum vitae; (c) statement on research interests and development; (d) statement on teaching interests and philosophy; (e) statement on diversity, inclusion and access; and (f) contact details of at least three references. Original transcripts required prior to hire.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


Posting Date:

December 2, 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!

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 (


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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