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Assistant Professor

Louisiana State University .
south of downtown Baton Rouge
Closing date
Feb 12, 2023

Job Details

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Geodesy and Surveying.


LSU is designated as the Flagship University in the state of Louisiana, has a total enrollment of more than 37,000 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 specialization areas and strengths of the Civil and Environmental Department include structures/infrastructures, coastal engineering, geotechnical engineering/geoinformatics, transportation engineering, 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, Dr. Shengli Chen (


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% 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: Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree (by the time of appointment) in Civil Engineering, Geodesy or 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: Preference will be given to candidates who have developed or have the potential to develop a sustainable research program focusing on one or more of the following areas: geodetic detection, analysis, and interpretation of coastal subsidence processes using GNSS technologies, absolute and relative gravity, deflection of the vertical, error analysis of measurements, surveying instruments, and measurement techniques. Experience in teaching elementary/geodetic and advanced surveying courses will be an added advantage. Applicants should have the necessary qualifications for professional registration and are expected to become registered professional engineer or land surveyor within the pre-tenure period of their appointment.


Additional Job Description:



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.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is Fall 2023.


Posting Date:

November 9, 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!


Essential Position (Y/N):


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



The Louisiana State University occupies a 2,000-acre campus on the banks of the Mississippi River just south of Baton Rouge. The campus is defined by its stunning Italian Renaissance architecture, red roofs and abundant oak trees. LSU is the flagship institution of the Louisiana State University System, and the largest institution of higher education in Louisiana in terms of student enrollment. In 2011, the University enrolled nearly 24,000 undergraduate and over 5,000 graduate students in 14 schools and colleges. Designated as a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution, LSU is noted for its extensive research facilities, operating some 800 sponsored research projects funded by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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