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Job ID: 154597

Assistant/Associate Professor (Chemical, Mechanical, Food, Agricultural, or Biological Engineer)
LSU AgCenter

Date Posted Feb. 24, 2021
Title Assistant/Associate Professor (Chemical, Mechanical, Food, Agricultural, or Biological Engineer)
University LSU AgCenter
St. Gabriel, LA, United States
Department Audubon Sugar Institute
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Agricultural - General
    Biosystems Engineering

(Mechanical, Chemical, Food, Agricultural, or Biological Engineer)

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

NATURE OF POSITION: Tenure track, academic rank of Assistant/Associate/Professor. Successful candidate will develop a mission-oriented research program that supports the sugarcane processing industry in Louisiana. 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) mechanical or (b) chemical process system components of sugar process engineering that 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 mechanical, chemical food, agricultural, or biological engineering. Additional experience in the sugar industry or other industry would be advantageous. The candidate must be highly motivated, have excellent communication and writing skills, and be eager to work in sugarcane factories. Experience with project planning and execution, and budget management skills are desirable. 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: April 30, 2021 or until suitable candidate is located.

DATE AVAILABLE: June 1, 2021.

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, Director
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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