Work Location: Audubon Sugar Institute, LSU Agricultural Center, St. Gabriel, Louisiana.
Position Description: Successful candidate will develop a mission-oriented extension and research program that supports the sugarcane processing industry in Louisiana. Appointment will be 70% Extension, 30% Research. Successful candidate will develop and lead complimentary extension and research programs in sugarcane process engineering with direct application to the sugar processing industry. Research project areas are expected to include chemical process units of sugar process engineering that enhance the Louisiana industry. Program activities may include problem or priority areas in sugar factory operation and efficiency, improvements to factory equipment, automation and sensors, heat and mass balances, big data analysis or other areas related to sugar engineering. Successful candidate must be innovative in research approaches and willing to participate in an interdisciplinary environment. They must develop strong rapport with all sectors of Louisiana’s sugar industry.
Qualification Requirements: Applicant must have a BS or MS in chemical engineering as well as years of experience in the sugar industry or sugar industry research. Candidates with a PhD in chemical engineering with experience in the sugar industry can also apply and could be considered for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The candidate must be highly motivated, have excellent communication and writing skills, and be eager to work in sugarcane factories on projects that help to solve processing problems or fulfil industry priorities. Experience with project planning and execution, big data analysis, and budget management skills are desirable. Ability to conduct short courses/seminars is required. Grant writing experience is desirable.
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.
Date Available: Upon completion of the selection process.
Application Procedure: January 30, 2024 or until suitable candidate is identified.
Application Procedure: Must apply online at LSU AgCenter Careers (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, official university transcripts, contact information of three referees, and a statement describing how diversity would figure into your extension and research activities. Questions about the online application system should be directed to the HRM Office at 225/578-0324. (Paper, faxed, or emailed application materials will not be accepted.) In lieu of attaching the letters of reference, they may be sent directly to:
Dr. Gillian Eggleston, Director
Audubon Sugar Institute, LSU AgCenter
3845 Highway 75
Saint Gabriel, Louisiana 70776
Tel: +1 225 642-6902; Fax: +1 225-642-8790
Web site: AgCenter website
The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer