Stephen Smith | 11/21/2017 6:58:50 PM
WORK LOCATION: Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, La. This position is a joint position between the LSU Agricultural Center and the LSU A&M campus.
LSU has a many academic achievements, including: ranking 8th in the nation for producing the highest number of medical school applicants, one of the three universities in the world to undertake groundbreaking research on Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO; also awarded a Noble Prize in 2017), and LSU AgCenter Intellectual Property Office being ranked among the top research universities in the country for the highest royalty return on investment.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: The LSU Agricultural Center and the LSU A&M Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department is seeking a faculty member to develop a research and teaching program in biological engineering. Research in this area is interdisciplinary and engineering expertise will be sought to provide core depth of expertise in bio-mechanical engineering. This is an academic, tenure-track position, 60% Research (LSU AgCenter)/40% Instruction (LSU A&M) as a joint hire.
The faculty member is expected to possess superior communication and organizational skills, and will be expected to: develop graduate and senior level undergraduate courses in biological engineering; teach core courses in the undergraduate curriculum such as mechanical design for biological engineering and instrumentation; direct graduate and undergraduate students, offer bio-mechanical guidance to senior design projects needing such assistance; and obtain extramural funding. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with training and experience. Anticipated hire date is August 15, 2018. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Earned Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, biological engineering, biomedical engineering, agricultural engineering, chemical engineering or related engineering discipline; emphasis, course work, and/or experience in bio-mechanical, bio-medical, bio-processing or bio-environmental engineering (collectively referred as bio-areas). Ability to teach core courses in the undergraduate engineering curriculum such as mechanical design for biological engineering and instrumentation. Ability to offer bio-mechanical guidance to senior design students and develop a research program in one of the above bio- areas.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED: Professional Engineering registration or ability to obtain a PE; ability to effectively communicate (written, oral, web, video, etc.) to varied audiences of different educational backgrounds at LSU and its clientele groups; ability to act in a professional manner as a representative of LSU; hands-on experience with prototype fabrication and application of concepts from bio-areas to engineering fields; and ability to develop senior and graduate-level elective courses in bio-mechanical engineering. Experience as a post-doctoral researcher and peer-reviewed publications are viewed favorably.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 12, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is identified.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Must apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching a letter of application and vita, résumé, transcripts, and contacts for three personal referees. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to:
Humphreys T. Turner Professor and Head
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
149 E.B. Doran Building
Baton Rouge, La. 70803