Stephen Smith  |  10/17/2018 1:36:42 PM

Assistant/Associate/Professor or Instructor

(Chemical or Mechanical Engineer)

The LSU Agricultural Center (AgCenter) is seeking candidates for two faculty positions.

One or both will be filled depending on the applicant pool.

WORK LOCATION: Audubon Sugar Institute, LSU Agricultural Center, St. Gabriel, Louisiana.

NATURE OF POSITION:Tenure track, 10 month fiscal year, academic rank of Assistant/Associate/Professor or Instructor.Successful candidate will develop a mission-oriented research program that supports the sugarcane processing industry in Louisiana.Partial summer salary support may be available through The American Sugar Cane League if project is sponsored.Appointment will be 50% Research, 50% Extension.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Successful candidate will develop and lead complimentary research program in sugarcane process engineering with direct application to the sugar processing industry.Research project areas are expected to include either (a) chemical or (b) mechanical process system components of sugar process engineering than enhance the Louisiana industry.Program activities may include problem areas in sugar factory operation and efficiency, improvements to factory equipment, by-product utilization, heat and mass transfer balances, 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 Ph.D. in chemical or mechanical engineering.A minimum of five (5) years experience in sugar processing is desired.Alternatively, for the mechanical engineering position a BSc/MSc in mechanical engineering with a minimum of ten (10) years practical experience in sugar processing may be accepted but the academic rank would be Instructor.Excellent communication and writing skills, experience with project planning and execution, and budget management skills are required.Ability to conduct short courses/seminars and grant writing experience is required.

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:December 7, 2018 or until suitable candidate is located.

DATE AVAILABLE:July 1, 2019.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Must apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, transcripts, and contact information of three referees. Questions about the position and search process may be directed to:

Dr. Gillian Eggleston, Head

Audubon Sugar Institute, LSU AgCenter

3845 Highway 75

Saint Gabriel, Louisiana 70776

Tel: +1 225 642-6902; Fax: +1 225-642-8790



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